Sam Ellsworth spotted this hungry croc who managed to get stuck inside a crab pot not far from the Edmonton boat ramp.
Sam Ellsworth spotted this hungry croc who managed to get stuck inside a crab pot not far from the Edmonton boat ramp.

Croc defeated after it tries to snaffle seafood lunch

AN attempt to snaffle a seafood lunch quickly became a fatal outing for this unlucky crocodile.

The owner of this crab pot is certainly in for a big surprise when they return hoping for a feed of mud crabs for dinner.

Sam Ellsworth spotted the unusual looking crab pot just after he left the Edmonton boat ramp for a day of fishing and was surprised by its contents.

"I was out fishing and as soon as I turned the corner at Black fellas creek I could smell something," Mr Ellsworth said.

Sam Ellsworth spotted this hungry croc who managed to get stuck inside a crab pot not far from the Edmonton boat ramp. PHOTO: Sam Ellsworth
Sam Ellsworth spotted this hungry croc who managed to get stuck inside a crab pot not far from the Edmonton boat ramp. PHOTO: Sam Ellsworth

"I was a bit spooked out as I was coming up to it and I could smell it before I got there'"

"Because it was low tide I could see the end of it sticking out and I noticed it was floating and bobbing up and down."

"As I got a bit closer I could see it was a croc. I was cautious as I was not sure if it was still alive so I poked it to make sure it wasn't," he said.

The security patrol officer said he has seen a few crocs around the Edmonton boat ramp but never one stuck inside a crab pot.

Bentley Park resident Garth Mercer spotted a crocodile sitting on the Edmonton boat ramp on Sunday afternoon when going fishing. PHOTO: Garth Mercer
Bentley Park resident Garth Mercer spotted a crocodile sitting on the Edmonton boat ramp on Sunday afternoon when going fishing. PHOTO: Garth Mercer

"You see a couple around the boat ramp but they have been there for years and they don't harass anyone but this is the first time I have seen one in a crab pot," he said.

Mr Ellsworth said the crocodile looked about 1-2m long but how the croc managed to squeeze through the small hole remains a mystery.

"It was a round crab pot, above average size and the croc was maybe 1-2m long but it was all curled up so it was hard to tell just how big it was," he said.

"I guess it was just a hungry croc looking for a feed, it would have squeezed in trying to take the bait and then got stuck."


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