What’s trending on so­cial me­dia this week

Life & Style Weekend - - TREND - with Alexia Pur­cell Alexia Pur­cell is a News Corp so­cial me­dia edi­tor.

IT’S not ev­ery day you see video of a croc drag­ging a cow down a river.

Yes, you read right. A croc, drag­ging a full-grown cow, down a river.

The in­cred­i­ble footage, caught on a drone cam­era, made head­lines around the world af­ter sur­fac­ing on Face­book this week.

The video shows a mas­sive “five, six-me­tre” croc swimming down a river in West­ern Aus­tralia with a cow clamped be­tween its jaws. Ac­cord­ing to the bar­ra­mundi fish­er­man who spot­ted the croc while film­ing a pro­mo­tional video, the mon­ster rep­tile dragged the cow off the river bank.

The video quickly went vi­ral af­ter Queens­land fam­ily the Lor­rimers, who are trav­el­ling around Aus­tralia in a car­a­van, shared it on their Face­book page: Trip In A Van.

In two days the video had been viewed more than half a mil­lion times.

Justin Lor­rimer said at one stage the croc tried to pull the cow un­der wa­ter.

“An amaz­ing dis­play of how pow­er­ful these big crea­tures are!”

A still from the video of a croc drag­ging a cow down a WA river. PHOTO: TRIP IN A VAN/ FACE­BOOK

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.