Brutus, a monster crocodile, with a bull shark between its jaws on the Adelaide River in the Kakadu National Park.
Brutus, a monster crocodile, with a bull shark between its jaws on the Adelaide River in the Kakadu National Park. Andrew Paice

Brutus the monster crocodile eats bull shark in the NT

WHICH animal would win in a fight between a croc and a shark?

It sounds like a hypothetical question, perhaps posed between a few mates at the pub, but a boatload of tourists had a front-row seat to the battle in the Northern Territory this week.

Sydney man Andrew Paice was on a tour with his family on the Adelaide River in the Kakadu National Park on Tuesday when he saw Brutus, a monster crocodile who has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in the far north, with something clenched between his huge jaws.

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The tour guide swung the boat around to reveal that Brutus, who is estimated to be 80 years old and 5.5 metres long, crunching down on a bull shark.

"It was pretty astonishing, because I suppose we didn't really think about sharks," Mr Paice, from Forestville in Sydney, said.

Read more at Brisbane Times


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