Otter terrifies crocodile in hilarious role reversal
Scaredy-croc! This is the brilliant moment a croc is terrified of an OTTER.
The brave otter stormed over to the croc before nibbling its tail and chasing it around in a circle at the Jim Corbett National Park in India.
The scaredy-croc then hid its tail from the otter as he feared being attacked again in this rare role reversal.
Although the crocodile – known to feast on wild boar and deer – tries to fight back, he’s no match for the nifty otter who proudly dived back in the river after winning the game.
Raminder Singh, a superintendent, couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched the scenario unfold.
The 48-year-old, from New Delhi, said: “I was expecting to see a tiger or something as we heard some distressed deer.
“But as we looked down at the river we just saw this crocodile lazing around and basking in the setting sun.
“To our amazement, an otter started to move towards it.
“We were anxious in case he didn’t know the crocodile was there, but it certainly knew what it was doing.
“It went straight for the croc and nibbled its tail teasingly.
“The crocodile was quick to react and tried to gobble up the otter, but the otter was one step ahead of him.
“It then went into the river somewhat triumphantly.
“It was an amazing experience to watch.”