Video footage of a dog playing in a river in Far North Queensland and being eaten by a huge crocodile has surfaced, leaving the owner devastated.
The owner was walking his dogs in Aurukun, a remote Indigenous community 800 kilometres northwest of Cairns, and had stopped to take a photo of the sunrise while his three dogs played in the shallows of the Watson River.
He hadn’t realised he was recording video when a crocodile suddenly leapt from the water and dragged one of the dogs below the surface. The attack, which occurred about 200 metres from the town’s boat ramp, took about two seconds.
The dog’s owner, who does not live locally, can be heard exclaiming “Oh no, Benny!”.