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Monster crocodile jumps into a BOAT to try and eat four fishermen

A fisherman is lucky to be alive after a monster five-metre crocodile jumped into his boat and tried to eat him in front of his three mates. 

The attack took place inside Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory, on April 24.

NT Health said the man, 32, from Wollongong, , was injured after the reptile launched itself into the boat and attacked a seat where he had been sitting.

The victim was incredibly fortunate to escape with minor injuries, and was treated at Jabiru Health Centre on Anzac Day for body grazes.

A group of fishermen in the Northern Territory should buy a lottery ticket after a monster crocodile jumped in their boat and attempted to eat them (stock image)

A group of fishermen in the Northern Territory should buy a lottery ticket after a monster crocodile jumped in their boat and attempted to eat them (stock image)

The chilling attack was at the Kakadu National Park (pictured) in the Northern Territory on April 24

The chilling attack was at the Kakadu National Park (pictured) in the Northern Territory on April 24

The man and his three friends had stopped on the river near the banks of Mud Island to cook dinner when the attack happened.

The smell of the food on board the boat is said to have ‘motivated’ the hungry reptile.

Crocodile expert Adam Britton described the behaviour as ‘unusual’.

‘It can happen, especially if they’ve got something to rest against like the side of a boat,’ he told .

He also said he had heard that the crafty croc pushed itself over the gunnels before attempting to attack the terrified man.  

Dr Britton went on to warn fishermen to remain vigilant as the recent wet season had filled river systems, making it easier for crocodiles to freely roam. 

Kakadu rangers are now on the lookout for the crocodile, which is likely to be removed if found.

There have been six crocodile attacks on humans this year across Australia, with one fatality in north Queensland.

Remains of Andrew Heard, 69, were found inside a four-metre crocodile in February. 

The keen angler had gone on a fishing trip to Gayundah Creek, located between Cairns and Townsville, in a tiny dinghy boat.

The large reptile was later euthanised.

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