A film crew has captured footage of a domestic dog being attacked and dragged into the water by a crocodile at iSimangaliso Wetland Park in St Lucia, KZN. I had the link to the video yesterday, but didn’t want to post it given it’s sensitive nature, but several people have pointed out though that as sad as it may be it also serves as a warning to other visitors to the park. Filmmaker Danielle Davenport posted the video with the following:
“I unfortunately witnessed this attack while shooting in Isimangaliso Wetlands Park for Makhulu. I have been conflicted whether as to post this or not, but have realised that this can be an educational warning for all those traveling to and living in a wild area.
PLEASE READ THE SIGNS PUT UP FOR YOUR SAFETY.
These dogs were completely unattended for about 10 minutes before this attack happened. They were tormenting the hippos and running into the estuary. Their owners only arrived after the scene, confused as to where the dog had gone. I was unfortunately on the other side of the estuary so I could not warn them, but please see THIS as a warning.
THE WILD IS WILD FOR A REASON.
KEEP YOUR PETS AND LOVED ONES CLOSE TO YOU WHEN IN A GAME RESERVE.
DO NOT SIT OR FISH AT THE WATERS EDGE.
THIS IS CROC TERRITORY AND THEY ARE OPPORTUNISTS.
PLEASE TAKE THE SIGNAGE SERIOUSLY AND RESPECT THE RESERVE.”
Warning – not for sensitive viewers.