Hold your breath: Park ranger films a three-metre saltwater crocodile crossing a dirt road in front of traffic
- Huge crocodile spotted crossing a dirt road in Northern Territory on Wednesday
- Park Ranger Jenny Hunter filmed the croc while driving in Kakadu National Park
- The video was posted to Facebook with people shocked at the animal’s size
A huge three-metre crocodile has been filmed crossing a dirt road in the remote Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
Park ranger Jenny Hunter filmed the video on Wednesday with her partner Andy Ralph sending out a warning to local communities in the area.
The croc can be seen lumbering across the dusty, red road in front of Ms Hunter’s four-wheel-drive with something in its jaws, that people commenting online suggested might be a small animal.
The huge croc was spotted crossing a road in the Northern Territory on Wednesday (pictured)
Kakadu National Park (pictured) is a world UNESCO heritage site has a population of 10,000 crocodiles
‘A decent-sized crocodile is moving about the causeway and is not shy in doing so,’ Mr Ralph warned on Thursday afternoon.
Rangers in the Kakadu area have recently put up warning signs about the risks from crocodiles after moderate flooding earlier in January.
‘Remember, just about every creek, culvert and waterhole in Kakadu has a croc in it during the wet season – so be on the lookout and stay safe,’ he wrote.
More than 1,000 people have shared the video and more than 500 people have commented.
‘Just another day in the Territory,’ one person wrote.
‘That’s a decent sized croc!’ Another said.
Rangers recently put up fresh signs (pictured) warning residents about croc dangers after flooding
The three-metre croc (pictured) was spotted in Kakadu National Park with some people commenting the reptile appeared to have foudn some lunch
‘Just went out for a bit of lunch, looks like it could be a pig or dog,’ added a third.
Kakadu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage protected area about 170km southeast of Darwin.
The rugged area contains famous Indigenous rock art paintings and plentiful Australia native fauna including dingoes, wallabys, and quolls, along with unique bird species.
Kakadu has a population of about 10,000 crocodiles which are either freshwater, growing to three metres long, or saltwater, which can grow to six metres and weigh more than a tonne.