An Australian pub owner has gone viral for his bravery in keeping his business premises safe.
The man was captured on camera fighting off an angry crocodile with a frying pan.
In the viral video provided by Storyful shows pub owner Kai Hansen face-to-face with a crocodile. The reptile appears to dash towards Mr Hansen, at which point he then uses a frying pan to hit it twice on the head. After the second strike, the crocodile is seen quickly turning away and retreating toward some bushes.
From the caption of the post, the incident occurred at Goat Island Lodge, a remote establishment located on an island on the Adelaide River. Airborne Solutions Helicopter Tours shared the short clip along with the caption: “Goat Island isn’t your average pub and King Kai isn’t your average publican! You just never know what he’ll serve up next.”
Since being shared, the clip has gone viral. It has been viewed more than 2 million times and has garnered more than 7,000 likes. In the comment section, one user jokingly wrote, “That gator turned so quick his head is probably still ringing.” Another said, “Not a frypan it’s a crock pot.” some users were even critical of the drying pan incident. “I bet this guy gets fed and now the human wants him to go away,” said third.
Mr. Hasen has been having encounters with crocodiles, according to Newsweek. He moved to the remote island several years ago despite the local crocodile population. He used to have a pet dog back then but an incident which happened in 2018 changed everything. The dog’s name was Pippa and she used to help Mr. Hasen to charge at crocodiles and scare them back into the water. The story changed one day when a particular crocodile which Mr Hansen recognized as one of those that always showed up at his pub, caught the dog and killed her. Now Hasen does the job of scaring the crocodiles back into the water by himself.