Watch: Massive Saltwater Crocodile Catches and Swallows Whole Bull Shark

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Written by Katie Melynn Wood

Updated: October 20, 2023

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“That shark’s going to get eaten by a crocodile!”

This amazing video, shot in north Queensland, Australia, shows what exactly would happen if a shark went up against a crocodile. There is one catch, however. The bull shark in the video is a baby and didn’t really stand a chance against the giant predator.

Check Out The Encounter in the Video Below

Fisherman Daniel Johnson caught the young bull shark in the Proserpine River. The shark was still on the line, he was quite excited to see his catch.

“A large group of people started shouting out on the bank downstream,” he wrote in the video. “Thought originally they were happy to see some fishing action only to realize they were warning me of the incoming crocodile.”

Bull shark

The bull shark in the video was caught in the Proserpine River, in Australia.


The video shows the crocodile swimming menacingly right toward the young shark. It is easily 13 feet long and is a local legend in the area. The people on the bank probably knew that this massive crocodile was about the make a meal out of the baby shark.

Adult male saltwater crocodiles in Australia typically grow between 3.5 and 6 meters (11.5 and 20 feet) long, with most generally measuring 4-5 meters (13-16 feet), and weighing 1,000 to 1,500 kilograms (2,200 to 3,300 pounds). Female crocodiles are much smaller and usually are around 3 meters (11.5 feet).

Crocodile with open mouth

Male saltwater crocodiles in Australia typically grow between 3.5 and 6 meters (11.5 and 20 feet) long.

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The Circle of Life

The crocodile swims right up to the baby shark where it is struggling near the bank. So far, nothing gruesome has happened. But everyone watching knows that it is only a matter of time before the crocodile gets what he came for, lunch.

Sure enough, a few seconds later the crocodile opens its massive mouth. Crocodiles typically have between 60 and 70 teeth, although some species can have up to 100. It’s clear that this crocodile has plenty of teeth to tear into the young shark.

The shark struggles in the crocodile’s mouth feebly before the croc clamps down with its powerful jaws once more. In the video, you can clearly hear the shark’s body crunch as the crocodile eats him. People on the bank gasp as they watch nature in action.

The crocodile eats the shark head first, chomping down until its meal is done. The crocodile closes its mouth once more before retreating back to the water.

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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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