A fearless pub owner of the famous Goat Island Lodge said the angry crocidial needed a “good lesson.”
In a wild moment caught on camera at the Goat Island Lodge in the Northern Territory, Kai Hansen refused to be bullied by a charging 7 1/2 foot croc.
Just like in the Disney movie “Tangled,” Hansen used a large cast-iron pan to strike the croc twice, and it immediately retreated back to the water.
The movie “Tangled” was Disney’s take on the fairytale Rapunzel, and the heroine used a cast iron pan to smack the villains.
“I wouldn’t say it’s an everyday event, but I’ve got to say safe and do what I can,” Mr. Hansen said.
“No one got hurt and the croc got a good lesson.”
Hansen said that he saw the croc was getting close to the pub and acting aggressively. He was worried that visitors would be attacked on the path, so he grabbed a pan and marched off.
Hansen has had run-ins with crocadiles before, sadly he lost his dog to a 9 foot beast on the Adelaide River.
However, the rugged Aussie said that he is not afraid of them.
“When you’re driving along in a car and all of a sudden a dog is right in front of you, are you scared, no, you just do what you have to do,” he said.
“You just work by instinct.”
Goat Island is on the Adelaide River in Australia’s Northern Territory.
It’s a remote location in the part of Australia where “everything will probably kill you.”
Hansen, known as “King Kai Hansen” runs a popular lodge in the remote area and gives tours.
Kai said he moved to the location – which can only be reached by boat or helicopter – because he saw the area where he lived become overcrowded.
“I’ve been on the island for 14 years and lived in a rural area for 25 years before that. It was all good there, but then they put in a supermarket and traffic lights around the corner. I’m a country boy, I don’t want bloody traffic lights,” he told Forbes magazine. “That’s for city people! In those days I still lived together with my darling wife, we sat around having drinks and she said — a couple of times — ‘I’ll buy an island and there will never be any traffic lights.’ The next day there was an advert in the paper with an island for sale, this one, the only freehold island in the whole Northern Territory.”
That probably won’t be Hansen’s last run in with a croc but it will be the last time that beast decides to mess with Hansen.
A Northern Territory man has scared off a snappy crocodile with a frying pan after it rushed at him with its mouth agape.
A publican, local legend named ‘King Kai Hansen’, on Goat Island struck the croc on the nose twice, before the reptile scurried back into the water. pic.twitter.com/zNQ5wvZ5S8
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