“Stay, sit down, sit down!” Wright ordered the sinister crocodile called “Bonecruncher” as if he was leading a companion dog.
The animal handler had attempted to clear logs from a river trail in the Northern Territory of Australia – an area known for its crocodile infested rivers – when a seemingly mischievous crocodile arrived.
The Outback wrestler, who stars on a TV show of the same name, can be seen trying to take out the four-meter-long creature.
In an Instagram video, Wright repeatedly submerges Bonecruncher’s head as she approaches him and his colleague, Tommy, in knee-deep water.
“We can’t do any work, he keeps following us,” Wright says.
The couple appear mildly irritated, ordering the crocodile to stay put.
“Bonecruncher being an absolute pest (sic.), We’re working on cleaning up some logs in the water,” Wright said in another post about the encounter.
This isn’t the first time Wright has met Bonecruncher – in fact, the couple seem to have developed a strange relationship over the years.
Wright explained why he felt so comfortable with Bonecruncher.
“He’s a croc with low self-esteem and he hangs out where big fangs don’t,” Wright told NT News.
Wright said he had known the crocodile from dating for the past seven years, and had become “vulnerable” after losing an eye and part of his jaw.
“Guys understand that this is not normal behavior for a saltwater crocodile.
“I’ve been working with crocs for over 20 years now… and this is the first crocodile I’ve ever seen behave this way,” he says.
Despite the seemingly innocent nature of their interaction, Wright urged anyone encountering a crocodile to act with extra caution.
“It’s great to see and be a part of this relationship with a wild crocodile, but remember the saltwater crocodile is the most aggressive crocodile in the world and is the cause of many deaths,” he said. -he declares.
Videos of the meet, which have gained hundreds of thousands of views, drew comments including “this is the most Australian thing I’ve watched.”
Another commentator wrote: “I am convinced that he is Steve Irwin reincarnated.”