Cat Takes On Crocodile, And Wins!


A cat surely used up one of its nine lives when it managed to find itself almost becoming a crocodile's lunch.

The little moggy somehow found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India, and came face to face with a croc at the water's edge.

But if the croc thought it was dinner time, it had a swift bump back to reality after the kitty scratches it not once, but twice, on the snout.

The crocodile decides he's not that hungry, and slinks back into the water.

The cat v croc moment was filmed by Manu Chaudhary, 25, and her husband Vishal, 26, from Southall, Middlesex, who were celebrating their first wedding anniversary with a sightseeing day trip .

Mr Chaudhary, who lives in New Delhi, India, told the Daily Mail: "We initially thought the cat was under the impression that it was a rat in the pond.

"When the crocodile came up in the water we felt sure we were witnessing the last minutes of her life.

"We couldn't believe it though when the cat daringly warned the crocodile and then fearlessly slapped it twice.

"I was just screaming: 'Oh my God, oh my God'. We were amazed at what we had seen."

The cat came up against a gharial crocodile, which is characterised by its extremely long, thin jaws, regarded as an adaptation to a predominantly fish diet.

Males can reach up to 20ft with an average weight of 350lb.

The species, also called gavial and fish-eating crocodile, is native to India and is listed as critically endangered.

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