Lucky waterbuck makes miraculous escape from crocodile

May 5, 2017 11:02 pm Last Updated: May 5, 2017 11:02 pm

A group of tourists in South Africa switched in a flash from relaxed cruise boat guests to witnesses of a matter of life and death. A water buck came within seconds of being snapped up by a crocodile right in front of their eyes. Escaping the clutches of a crocodile is no small matter, and it’s a miracle indeed for anyone to escape. But, make no mistake, it can and does happen…

The whole event was captured by 57-year-old Deiric Walsh, a Tanzanian living in St Lucia, South Africa, who has been a guide on Lake St Lucia for 18 years. Perched on the boat just 20 meters away, the tour group watched as the water buck’s gentle swim across the lake became a frantic splash for its life.