A Northern Territory pub owner was immediately absorbed into Australian folklore after a video of him hitting a crocodile with a frying pan circulated around the world.
It seems Australia will never shake its ‘crocodile hunter’ cliché after that.
A pub owner in the Northern Territory was immediately drawn into Australian folklore after a video of him hitting a crocodile with a frying pan went viral on social media.
The short clip shows Kai Hansen confronting the giant predator at Goat Island Lodge. Armed only with a cast iron and ice cold nerves, Mr. Hansen refused to let the crocodile strut around after it ate his dog, Dumb Blonde.
After hitting the beast twice on the nose, the crocodile admitted defeat and scurried back to the river.
The video, originally posted by the Airborne Solutions Helicopter Tours Facebook page, has garnered nearly a million views in less than a day.
“I wouldn’t say it’s an everyday occurrence, but I have to stay safe and do what I can,” Mr Hansen said Daily Mail.
“Nobody got hurt and the crocodile got a good lesson.”
Thousands of viewers commented on the incredible video, congratulating the fearless host on his now-viral confrontation.
The post seemed to attract several Americans, with numerous comments referring to the crocodile as an “alligator.”
“That Gator understood the assignment. He was supposed to be in that frying pan and that’s why he went back to that water,” one person commented.
“If I ever walk by the bayou, make sure I have a frying pan in hand,” said another.
Originally released as Mad Moment, the Northern Territory pub owner takes on a crocodile with a frying pan