An Australian farmer survived a crocodile attack by biting the reptile's eye.
Colin Deveraux was pulled into the water by the large male crocodile as he repaired fences in a remote region of the Northern Territory and took desperate measures to avoid being mauled by the predator.
The cattleman told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "The water had receded and it was down to this dirty water in the middle. I took two steps and the dirty b****** latched onto my right foot.
"It was a big grab and he shook me like a rag doll and took off back into the water, pulling me in."
Deveraux attempted to kick the crocodile in the ribs and resorted to biting the animal's eyelid when that failed.
He said: "I was in such an awkward position... but by accident my teeth caught his eyelid. It was pretty thick, like holding onto leather, but I jerked back on his eyelid and he let go.
"I leapt away and took off with great steps up to where my car was."
The farmer has spent almost a month in hospital as he received treatment for his leg wounds but is set to return home this week.