Sharks have been acting a little high and mighty these days, what with their Sharknadoes, Sharkpedos, Sharkicanranas and Shark Week. Sharks need to be taken down a peg or two. I don’t know if the oceans have pegs but I believe they do. I’m no marine biologist but I played through most of Ecco the Dolphin.
ENTER: Badass Brutus the Crocodile. He’s as tired of sharks’ shit as I am. The difference is, he’s going to do something about it.
Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head — a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws.
Andrew Paice was on an hour-long wildlife cruise on the Adelaide River with his partner and seven-year-old daughter yesterday when they spotted something unusual on the riverbank.
Earlier they had watched as crocodiles, including the huge 5.5-metre (18-feet) male known as Brutus, leapt out of the water to eat a piece of buffalo meat held out on a pole to them.
“It was on the way back to the jetty, we went past Brutus again, he was up on the bank,” Paice told AFP from Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory on Wednesday.
“As we were going past, we noticed that there was a fin. We thought it was a barramundi (fish) or something.
“And the guide took the boat in for a closer look and lo’ and behold… it was a shark.”
Brutus, who is thought to be about 80 years old and is missing a front leg and most of his teeth, is well known in the area, and the Northern Territory News described the battle as “Jaws v Claws”.
Speculation is that the prospect of a fish dinner was tasty revenge for a croc who was thought to have lost his limb to one of the sharks who inhabit nearby waters.
Fuck yeah, get your revenge, Brutus. The only unfortunate part is one of those useless tourists couldn’t manage to get video. For shame.