It’s a question that has dominated conversations in pubs for years: just who would win in a fight to the death between a crocodile and a shark.
Crocodiles may have the advantage given their scaly, seemingly impenetrable skin and large mouth full of razor-sharp teeth but the shark is nature’s answer to Conor McGregor – you just don’t know the kind of damage they are capable of when backed into a corner.
But after years of arguing back and forth, and a glut of monster movies featuring either or sometimes both animals, there may finally be an answer.
It comes after footage filmed in Australia, of a crocodile and a shark going toe-to-toe went viral.
Captured in the Prince Regent River in Kimberley, Western Australia, this clash of the titans came about after a moored-up fisherman discarded some fish scraps into the river.
It didn’t take long for a nearby salt water crocodile to take an interest, paddling over before calming waiting, mouth open, for a more substantial prey to arrive on the scene.
Soon enough a shark arrived on the scene, attempting to make off with the discarded fish.
What followed was a titanic struggle, with the shark trapped inside the Cros’s clamp-like jaws, desperately fighting for life.
In the end the shark lost, with the crocodile swimming off to enjoy his shark-based feast.
Of course, there will be plenty of shark fans out there that will claim the sea beast was essentially sucker punched by the crafty croc in this one-sided fight.
So while the crocodile won this round, something tells loaded this is one fight that’s far from over.