However, when the trap was installed they instead got a crocodile. Luke Zamolo and his friend Jason Luck said it was not the first time they had gotten more than they expected at Darwin Harbor.
“This crocodile is lucky to be alive. We used to trap and also get crocodiles, but at that time he died,” Zamolo told NT News.
Zamolo said, the saltwater crocodile that is probably still a teenager then released again. “When I caught the trap, he then moved and I was very surprised,” Zamolo said.
Video footage shows Zamolo then cuts the trap net to free the crocodile. “At first I thought that I could get a very large barramundi fish,” Zamolo added.
Zamolo continued, due to getting crocodiles they did not get the expected shrimp. Because, they must cut the trap net to free the crocodile.
“We thought we had done the right thing to get the crocodile out of the trap, but then the crocodile destroyed our other pitfalls and preyed on the bait,” Zamolo said.