Man spends 20 hours hiding in tree from crocodiles in creek

Man spends 20 hours hiding in tree from crocodiles in creekA man who spent more than 20 hours lost in crocodile-infested mangroves overnight sought refuge in a tree to avoid contact with any hungry reptiles.

Brian Duncan, 60, was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon when he failed to return from an afternoon walk into mangroves near Chinaman Creek in Cairns’ industrial area.

“I went out to see if I could find somewhere to put crab-pot baits in โ€” and I did, there’s heaps of spots,” Mr Duncan said after being rescued on Thursday.

“But just as I turned around to come back the tide was racing in.”

via Crocodiles a worry, but the only thing biting the man who spent the night hiding in a tree were the sandflies – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)