An 18-year-old Australian man jumped into crocodile-infested waters to impress a girl. He nearly lost his arm, but he did score a date.
Lee De Paauw was attacked by a crocodile last year in his efforts to impress Sophie Paterson, a young British tourist. After numerous alcoholic beverages, De Paauw told the young lady that “backpackers are more likely to get eaten by a crocodile than Australians.” To “test the theory,” he decided to jump into the dangerous waters.
“I was thinking, s***, I’m gone,” he said of the moment a crocodile first attacked him. “I’m gone for sure.”
The crocodile bit his arm and took him under. Though he suffered serious damage to his arm, the Aussie was able to escape the attack by punching the animal in the snout and then gouging its eye. “I punched it in the snout and on my second hit I got it straight in the eye and then it let go,” he told 9 News. . .
“I done it for Sophie; she’s beautiful, caring, and kind,” he said of Paterson, with whom he managed to score a movie date. (Read more from “Watch: You Need to Meet This Guy Who Fought a Crocodile to Impress a Girl” HERE)