A NOTICABLE photo of a camouflaged crocodile was shared but can you face the lurking danger?
The photo was taken near the Northern Territory and Western Australia border by a local man, Rodney Fischer, painting the horrific picture of the crook’s impressive camouflage skills.
The Parks and Wildlife section of the Northern Territory posted the image on Facebook with the caption “Remember, you’re in a crocodile country.”
The muddy image perfectly hides the crocodile, with just one tiny detail giving them away.
Facebook users desperately tried to spot the hidden saltwater crocodile, completing the photographer on his impressive shot.
One user joked that the croc “waited on the COVID border to open”, and another asked “Why doesn’t he / she wear a mask?”.
A second user wrote: “This is how I will die. I honestly couldn’t see anything. ”
Some commentators quickly focused on the danger, with some saying “aren’t you glad we don’t have hooks here !!”, while others joked “jump into the mud, it’ll be safe”.
The government has warned that any body of water in Australia’s Top End region “may contain large and potentially dangerous crocodiles”.
Especially saltwater crocodiles – which can grow up to 6m – can stay underwater for at least an hour and float with only their eyes and nostrils exposed.
Some users commented on the Facebook post “Jumps are amazing! I’ve always been in absolute respect of them”, others described the creature as “a bloody bad-looking thing”.
The Australian park department has also linked the government’s “Be Crocwise” page.
The page reads: “When it comes to crocodiles, the Government of the Northern Territory (NT) is taking your safety seriously, but ultimately how you behave around crocodile habitats is your responsibility.”
Last month a boy was left with horrific injuries when he was cruelly attacked by a crocodile while he was playing with his teammates while on holiday in Cancun, Mexico.
Crocodiles are ferocious, cold-blooded predators that brutally attack and kill about 1,000 people a year – far more than sharks.
The Parks and Wildlife of the Northern Territory have one clue to help you find the croc in the awful photo – “EYE SEE YOU!”
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