Flip-flop shock for croc

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A dog walker used a flip-flop to de­fend her­self against a crocodile. The woman was walk­ing her dog in Aus­tralia’s Kakadu Na­tional Park when they were ap­proached by a crocodile as they stood close to the wa­ter’s edge at Cahill’s Cross­ing, ac­cord­ing to The Guardian news­pa­per. In­stead of flee­ing, the woman sim­ply took off one of her flip-flops and moved closer to the dan­ger­ous preda­tor be­fore slap­ping her shoe against her palm to try to scare it off. Thank­fully the trick paid off, but crocodile en­thu­si­ast Lyn­don An­lezark – who wit­nessed the event and filmed it on his phone – said she was lucky to be alive. He said: “If the dog walked next to the owner when the crocodile was close, it would have launched at both of them with its jaws clamp­ing down on what­ever it made con­tact with. Both are lucky to be alive.”

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