These Hungry Crocodiles Lurk At Flooded Road Crossing, Just Waiting For A Mistake

Written by Katie Melynn Wood
Updated: January 24, 2023
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Australia is home to some pretty amazing animals, and people come into contact with many of them, especially in the more remote regions of the continent. This video shows vehicles at Cahill’s Crossing, a location in Kakadu National Park. The park is located in Australia’s Northern Territory. This region is known for its vast wilderness and many species of animals you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

At a particular flooded intersection, a crocodile swims lazily through muddy flood waters. It is just on the surface, its body moving back and forth as it goes through the water slowly. Not only are crocodiles adept hunters, but they can also get very aggressive. It’s no wonder that the people taking the video are nervous to see such a dangerous animal so close.

Crossing with a Crocodile

Cars and large trucks go through the flooded road to cross. They are outfitted with special equipment that allows them to drive through water, although based on the number of people waiting outside the vehicles, the drivers and crew are still nervous about crossing. As they drive, the crocodile waits nearby as well.

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A large truck hauling a cement mixer makes its way through the water. At this point, the crocodile has submerged a little bit more but can still be seen on the surface of the water. The video zooms in to show the place where the crocodile keeps a watchful eye, the surface of the water just barely breaking over its spiny back.

Trucks continue to cross back and forth, passing within feet of the crocodile. Neither the drivers nor the animal takes any action against each other. But tension is high as the vehicles go through the high water and the crocodile watches.

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Katie is a freelance writer and teaching artist specializing in home, lifestyle, and family topics. Her work has appeared in At Ease Magazine, PEOPLE, and The Spruce, among others. When she is not writing, Katie teaches creative writing with the Apex Arts Magnet Program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. You can follow Katie @katiemelynnwriter.

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