A British tourist has answered the shark vs crocodile debate by capturing the moment a powerful reptile munched on its water-based rival.
Peter Jones, 62, was on holiday in Australia when he went on a river cruise in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territories.
And as he travelled down East Alligator River he witnessed a massive Saltwater crocodile eating a helpless bull shark.
The tourist group tried to get closer to the wildlife spectacle but the crocodile swam off with its catch.
Mr Jones, from Cambridge, told the Northern Territory News that after the boat left he saw the crocodile return to the bank with its dinner, before feasting on its catch.
He said: “It is hard for me to say how large they both were as I lack the experience in estimating the size of both crocs and sharks, both being very rare in rural Cambridgeshire.
“Big, springs to mind, even bloody huge or perhaps enormous. Our guide referred to both the croc and shark as being ‘very big’.
“It finally answers the age-old question posed by school kids across the globe from time immemorial: Croc versus shark, which would win? Croc, as it happens.”
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest of the crocodilians and have the most powerful jaws of any animal. They can grow to in excess of 20-feet and live to more than 100.
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