CROC CHOMPS MAN’S AKUBRA
THE devastated owner of an Akubra has had to watch on in despair as a 5m Territory saltie chomped on his prized hat.
Damian “The Wildman” Duffy was hosting a Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Tour on Friday afternoon when a gust of wind blew the Akubra off his noggin.
The stunned Mr Duffy and his boat load of tourists’ attention was then drawn to the massive saltie which lurked in the Adelaide River’s muddy water about 100m away. Mr Duffy said the brown coloured hat piqued the croc’s interest.
“Crocodiles get curious when there’s something dif- ferent in the water. He was a good 100m away. There was no hesitation, he just grabbed it,” he said. His attempts to splash a stick in the water in a bid to scare off the croc failed.
He said the passengers didn’t share the same sense of devastation as he did.
“They were pretty amused.”
Mr Duffy said he held some hope the croc may have let his hat go and it may wash up on a muddy river bank.
An Adelaide River crocodile took a bite of Damian Duffy's brand new Akubra