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Croc attack victim recovering well: family

AAP logoAAP 24/09/2016 Melissa Grant

A Queensland wildlife park owner attacked by a crocodile is recovering well from surgery and will be released from intensive care, his family says.

Rob Bredl, 66, remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after suffering serious injuries in the attack on Bredl's Wild Farm at Bloomsbury, north of Mackay, on Thursday.

A family spokesman said he would be out of intensive care on Saturday.

"So far surgeries have gone well and things are looking good," they said.

"He remains in good spirits."

Known as the "Barefoot Bushman", Mr Bredl was in the middle of a feeding demonstration when the 4.5-metre male reptile struck.

He managed to break free from the croc's jaws but suffered serious injuries to his left forearm and right leg.

His family have thanked members of the public for their well wishes but have asked people to respect their privacy.

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