Monster crocodile chases fisherman after he accidentally reels in its prey

Monster crocodile chases fisherman after he accidentally reels in its prey

A fisherman got caught up in a horrifying ordeal when a giant crocodile emerged suddenly from a creek and began chasing him for stealing its prey. The alarming scenes, which took place in Outback Australia, were captured in their entirety on video.

The footage was shared to YouTube by fishing channel Last Cast Llewy four days ago, where it has very rapidly accumulated over 120,000 views as of this writing.

This is the moment the imposing saltwater crocodile pursued its prey on a fisherman's hook:

The man, known only as Daniel, was accompanied by his friend when the apex predator made its very sinister appearance.

"Just keep pressure, keep the pressure," Daniel's friend advises, as the angler struggles to reel in a large fish.

When Daniel finally manages to catch what turns out to be a huge barramundi, the exhilarating activity suddenly takes a very sinister turn. Mere moments after Daniel reels in the fish, a vengeful crocodile very aggressively pursues its prey, stolen from him by the fisherman.

"Run back bro, run, Daniel, run!" the man's friend screams in terror as they try their best to run away from the bloodthirsty croc with their catch in tow.

A very intimidating crocodile in the grass. Credit: Getty

Considering saltwater crocodiles can grow up to six meters long and weigh over a tonne, their fear is totally justified. However, it then turns out that rather than abandon their catch, the pair are willing to go to great lengths to retain their hold on it in spite of the giant crocodile’s fury.

"Keep the pressure... No! No! It's so big! He's swallowing it, the whole thing's gone down his gob," Daniel's friend yells.

The intense pressure of the situation leads Daniel to shout out expletives, while his friend refers to the now-eaten catch as "a beast of a fish". "What a f***ing dog," he adds.

Saltwater crocodiles are hardly a rare sighting in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland in Australia. In fact, the country is home to about 200,000 of them.