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Fisherman Risks His Life To Save His Son's Hat From Giant Crocodile

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Fisherman Risks His Life To Save His Son's Hat From Giant Crocodile
Fisherman Risks His Life To Save His Son's Hat From Giant Crocodile (Instagram/@nuffblokescotty)

You might take on a crocodile to save your kid’s life, but would you do the same for their hat?

This was the situation a man over in Australia found himself in, with the incredible moment being captured on camera. 

Scott Roscarel was out fishing with his old man at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu when the gigantic beast emerged from the water. 

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While he was excited to have caught a whopping one-metre barramundi fish, what he didn’t anticipate was that the catch would attract the attention of a four-metre crocodile. 

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The croc chases the bait, inching ever closer to what could have been an even bigger meal – the humans on the shore. 

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Despite the size and speed of the beast, Scott continues to reel his fish in as onlookers shout: “Let him have it!” But he doesn’t listen and instead manages to drag the barra onto the concrete passing, only to then lose his cap.

And this is where his pop comes in to save the day, grabbing the hat before backing away from the angry reptile.

It was a close shave, and one that could’ve ended very differently had the pair been just a few seconds slower. 

Scott Roscarel refused to let go of his catch. Credit: Instagram/@nuffblokescotty
Scott Roscarel refused to let go of his catch. Credit: Instagram/@nuffblokescotty
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Speaking to NT News about the incredible feat, Scott said: “I had to manhandle it. When the fish hit the edge of the crossing it jumped and the line got caught on the front of the crossing.

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“I had that much adrenaline, I wasn't thinking too much. I realised how close the croc was and I backed up.

“I snapped my rod in the process and got the fish in the nick of time.”

The whole thing was caught on film by an onlooker, which Scott shared on his Instagram page, writing: “Catching a meter Barra is hard enough without having to fight a croc as well.”

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The clip has been viewed hundreds of times and received a number of comments from the online community. 

The fisherman's dad stepped in to save his son's hat. Credit: Instagram/@nuffblokescotty
The fisherman's dad stepped in to save his son's hat. Credit: Instagram/@nuffblokescotty

“That is some hectic footage,” wrote one. “Who was the other person just casually picking up the hat or whatever was on the floor.”

“Bit close for comfort there,” quipped another, with a third adding, “You mad man! Glad he didn’t get ya! Good fish.”

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Thankfully Scott and his dad lived to tell the tale, but it’s safe to say we don’t recommend being this ballsy if you’re ever faced with a crocodile yourself – especially not for a hat. 

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