Harmless freshwater crocodile savages tourist near Darwin

Crocodile crept up to the 36-year-old man who was swimming in Wangi Falls The freshwater bit his leg and hung off it before the man managed to get away Ranger has told ABC Local Radio Darwin that the falls are now closed The attack isn't the first of its kind at the popular national park near Darwin

By Mikaela Barwick For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:08 BST, 19 October 2017 | Updated: 02:30 BST, 19 October 2017

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A harmless freshwater crocodile has savagely bitten a tourist who was swimming in a popular Northern Territory waterfall. 

The 36-year-old man was enjoying an evening swim in Wangi Falls, in Litchfield National Park just south of Darwin, when a crocodile crept up behind him and bit his leg.

'He looked down and he had a baby croc hanging off him' NT Police Superintendent Bob Rennie said. 

A harmless freshwater crocodile has savagely bitten a tourist swimming in a waterhole (stock picture) 

A harmless freshwater crocodile has savagely bitten a tourist swimming in a waterhole (stock picture) 

Wangi Falls (pictured) is a popular waterfall in the popular Litchfield National Park near Darwin

Wangi Falls (pictured) is a popular waterfall in the popular Litchfield National Park near Darwin

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