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Massive croc takes on shark in battle to death

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An incredible video has emerged of a titanic battle to the death between a giant crocodile and a hungry shark.

Christian Kennedy and Jadranko Silic were fishing off the Kimberley coast when the boat crew decided to toss the fish scraps overboard.

It was a decision that would lead to the ultimate showdown.

The titanic battle would have only one survivor. © Emily Moulton The titanic battle would have only one survivor. "The boat crew were filleting fish from a recent fishing expedition and were disposing of some of the fish scraps off the back of boat when the croc approached from nearby mangroves," Mr Kennedy told PerthNow.

"Surrounding the boat were several sharks, which had begun to circle the boat to eat the fish scraps.

"The huge saltwater croc approached the feeding frenzy of sharks. But it wasn't interested in the fish scraps; it just lay in the water patiently waiting.

"Then suddenly, as a shark swam up to grab a fish scrap, the croc grabbed the shark and dragged it away to nearby mangroves."

The footage shows the water bubbling as they fight to the death.

"I've seen sharks and crocs in the wild, but I've never seen a croc catch a shark before," Mr Kennedy told The West Australian.

"Everyone was pretty amazed. It's not something you see every day."

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