Albino croc 'Michael Jackson' eats man

Croc named Michael Jackson eats man. (FACEBOOK IMAGE)

Croc named Michael Jackson eats man. (FACEBOOK IMAGE)

Qmi Agency

, Last Updated: 2:04 PM ET

An Australia man who waded into a Northern Territory river to unsnag his fishing line was eaten by an albino crocodile dubbed Michael Jackson.

The 57-year-old man's wife, who watched the attack, ran for help but the man could not be saved, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.

Police said local wildlife rangers located, shot and killed the 4.5 m-long crocodile Monday night. The man's body was recovered nearby.

The crocodile, nicknamed Michael Jackson by locals, was often spotted during river cruises along the Adelaide River. As part of the cruises, the operators hang meat over the water to make the crocodiles jump out of the river.

There are signs in the area warning about crocodiles, the ABC reported.


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