Wildlife tour operator bitten by crocodile.

Friday 1st October 2021

Wildlife tour operator bitten by crocodile.

Sean Dearly

Sean Dearly with his arm in a cast.

A wildlife tour operator in Australia says he is lucky to be alive after a crocodile lunged from a river and chomped his hand. Sean Dearly, 60, was attacked on Monday on the Adelaide River, near Darwin, which is renowned for its jumping crocodiles. The crocs are known to rise vertically from the water to snatch chicken carcasses dangled on long poles from tourist cruise boats. Mr Dearly was cruising along the water with 18 tourists when he was bitten by the 7ft croc in an incident which almost cost him his hand.

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Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman has been the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1997, and has authored a number of books on the subject of Cryptozoology. He has carried out many major expeditions in search of mystery animals. He also writes fiction.