A man fights a crocodile with a frying pan at an NT pub in Australia
Wild moment: An old man uses a frying pan to fend off a crocodile-attacking mammoth at a legendary Northern Territory pub – after a beast ate his dog, Dumb Blonde
- NT host hits a crocodile in the head with a frying pan in wild video
- Kai Hansen refused to back down in front of the attacking 2.5m beast at the venue
- The legendary owner of Goat Island Lodge said the angry crocodile got a “good lesson”.
A fearless pub owner who fended off a rampaging crocodile by hitting it on the head with a frying pan said the animal needed a “good lesson”.
The wild moment was captured on camera at Goat Island Lodge in the Northern Territory as Kai Hansen refused to back down from the charging 2.5m reptile.
Two slaps on the nose were enough for the troubled crocodile to turn and run back into the water.
“I wouldn’t say it’s an everyday occurrence but I need to stay safe and do what I can,” Mr Hansen told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.
“Nobody got hurt and the crocodile got a good lesson.”
Fearless pub owner Kai Hansen (pictured) fended off a rampaging crocodile by hitting it on the head with a frying pan
The rugged outdoorsman said the confrontation began when the beast wandered too close to the iconic venue and became aggressive.
He ventured down to the river to ensure the path was safe for visitors and armed himself with a heavy-bottomed pot.
It’s not the first encounter Mr. Hansen has had with an attacking somersault.
In 2018, his dog, Dumb Blonde, ate on a 10-foot-tall monster on the Adelaide River.
Despite the heartbreak and ongoing dangers posed by the animals, Hansen said he is not afraid.
The rugged outdoorsman said the confrontation began when the beast wandered too close to the iconic venue and became aggressive (pictured).
“When you’re driving along in a car and suddenly there’s a dog right in front of you, you’re scared, no, you’re just doing what you have to do,” he said.
“You just work by instinct.”
The response from commentators on social media was divided, with some hailing Mr Hansen’s bravery and others claiming he was taking a grave and unnecessary risk.
“This Gator got the job. He was supposed to be in that frying pan, so he went back to that water,” one American joked.
The wild moment was caught on camera at Goat Island Lodge in the Northern Territory (pictured)
Another was skeptical about the weapon choice, warning: “I’ve seen the tooth marks on oars used to scare off fickle crocodiles.”
A third called Mr Hansen “out of control” and a “very different entity”.
Others said they felt sorry for the crocodile.
“If you’re stupid enough to hang around croc-infested lands and something happens… I can hardly blame the croc,” one person commented.