Wild moment old man fights off mammoth charging croc with a frying pan at iconic Northern Territory pub
- NT publican hits a crocodile over the head with a frying pan in wild video
- Kai Hansen refused to back down from the charging 2.5m beast at the venue
- The iconic Goat Island lodge owner said the angry croc got a ‘good lesson’
A fearless pub owner who fought off a rampaging crocodile by banging it over the head with a frying pan, said the animal needed a ‘good lesson’.
The wild moment was captured on camera at the Goat Island lodge in the Northern Territory with Kai Hansen refusing to back down from the charging 2.5m reptile.
Two strikes on the nose was enough for the trouble-making croc to turn around and race back to the water.
‘I wouldn’t say it’s an everyday event, but I’ve got to stay safe and do what I can,’ Mr Hansen told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.
‘No one got hurt and the croc got a good lesson.’
A fearless pub owner Kai Hansen (pictured) fought off a rampaging crocodile by banging it over 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 make sure the path was safe for visitors, arming himself with a heavy-bottom saucepan.
It’s not the first run-in Mr Hansen has had with a charging saltie.
Back in 2018 his pet dog, Dumb Blonde, was eating by a three-meter monster on the Adelaide River.
Despite the heartbreak and ongoing dangers posed by the animals, Hansen said he’s not scared.
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 all of a sudden a dog is right in front of you, are you scared, no, you just do what you have to do,’ he said.
‘You just work by instinct.’
Reaction from commenters on social media was divided with some cheering on the bravery of Mr Hansen and others claiming he was taking a severe and unnecessary risk.
‘That Gator understood the assignment. He was gonna be in that frying pan and that’s why he went back to that water,’ one American joked.
The wild moment was captured on camera at the Goat Island lodge in the Northern Territory (pictured)
Another was skeptical of the choice of weapon, warning: ‘I have seen the teeth marks on oars that have been used to deter cranky crocs.’
A third called Mr Hansen ‘out of control’ and a ‘very different unit’.
Others said they felt sorry for the croc.
‘If you’re dumb enough to hang by croc infested lands and something happens… I can hardly blame the croc,’ one person commented.