A 13-foot-tall indigo crocodile kept out of showing images of very young cousins, wild animals, in South Africa.
Amsterdam’s shutterbug Jan Butter witnessed the snack attack inside Kruger National Park, capturing the moment the reptile hanging on it became cannibalistic.
“It was the first time I saw anything like this with a crocodile,” Butter, 69, told Monday. “We were 10 days into Krueger’s journey. We sat near the water for about 30 minutes to show crocodiles. “
And when they did, it was the giant animal that had put on dinner and a show, sinking its 4-inch-long teeth into its doomed relative.
“In the space of about a minute, it tightened its grip and pulled it into the water to eat,” recalls Butters. “With dinner in tow, the crocodile swam away.”
Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet and weigh up to 1,650 pounds, but typically average 16 feet and close to 500 pounds.
They typically eat fish, but will attack “almost anything” on their path, including zebras, small hippos and their own species, according to National Geographic.