First little kids now this!
An albino-headed crocodile named Michael Jackson has been held responsible for killing a man at the Adelaide River on Monday afternoon.
A 57-year-old man was attacked and killed by the crocodile in front of his wife while they were fishing at the river, about 60km east of Darwin.
The unusual crocodile, that was shot and killed, was ‘one in a million’, a tour operator said.
The man was taken when he got into the water to unsnag his fishing line.
Police and rangers scouring the crocodile-infested river by boat on Monday night shot and killed a 4.5m crocodile around 9.30pm and the man’s body was recovered later that night.
His wife was treated by paramedics at the scene for shock.
The Adelaide River is well known for its Jumping Croc tours, where boats travel the river and crocodiles jump for meat attached to hooks.
‘Michael Jackson was one in a million, and unfortunately being an albino would have been picked on by all the others, its a big pecking order,’ said Rob Marchand, owner of Wallaroo Tours, which runs Jumping Croc cruises across the river from where the man was taken.