I’m a fan of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Judging from the viewer numbers coming in on the popular TV event, now in its 27th year, it’s pretty safe to say a lot of other people are fans as well.
I’ve noticed that a lot of advertisers and media outlets are jumping in on the shark craze in their own way. SyFy Channel was recently playing something called Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda. While I’m sure that movie was entertaining, it couldn’t possibly match up with the show these Australian tourists viewed on a riverboat nature cruise. Unfortunately for the shark in this story, this battle didn’t play out in its favor.
This large bull shark might have thought it was safe to go back in the water. But he didn’t count on Brutus, Adelaide River’s most famous and fearsome resident, who showed the shark who was the true king of the waterway.
The 5.5-metre croc has become an international sensation, one of the Top End’s biggest tourist drawcards and a frequent star of the NT News.
Brutus, who is thought to be more than 80 years old, is also known for his missing front leg. The story goes that the limb was lost in a shark attack.
Yesterday, in front of about 25 passengers on the regular 11am cruise, Brutus took his revenge. The moment was captured by Sydneysider Andrew Paice, who is travelling around Australia with his wife Nikki Beaumont and their daughter Madison, 6.
Photos: The Daily Telegraph