Terrifying moment man fights off crocodile with frying pan

23 June 2022, 12:37 | Updated: 23 June 2022, 12:38

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By Fiona Jones

This is the wild moment a North Territory publican fought off a mammoth crocodile with a frying pan.

Caught on camera, Goat Island lodge pub owner Kai Hansen gave the charging 2.5 metre reptile two swipes to the nose with a frying pan.

The beast ventured too close to his establishment and, in a bid to ensure the path was safe for visitors, he brandished a heavy-bottom saucepan ready for a confrontation.

As the croc became aggressive, he leapt into action which caused it to retreat back to the river.

He told Daily Mail Australia: "I wouldn't say it's an everyday event, but I've got to stay safe and do what I can. No one got hurt and the croc got a good lesson."

Mr Hansen insisted he was not scared - which may be surprising to some. However this is not his first run in with the deadly reptiles; sadly, in 2018 a humungous three metre croc ate his pet dog, Dumb Blonde.

"You just work by instincts," Mr Hansen said, after the video went viral.

Watch the incredible video above.