A Danish backpacker, Johnny Bonde, 27, was accidently attacked by a 2.5 meter long freshwater crocodile on November 4 at West Australia. He had a series of deep cuts in his right arm after the encounter. He was walking along Lakeview Drive just outside of Kununurra at almost 9 p.m. when he saw something floating in the water. Curious of what he has seen, he wanted to get a closer look to get a good photo. It was dark and when he leans closer to the bank he fell and body-slammed the alligator.

"I was on this little hill along the bank and I wanted to get a bit closer because it was dark and I wanted a good photo. Next thing I know I'm sliding down the bank and then I just toppled over and landed straight on top of the croc. He got a pretty good grip on me and shook me around a bit. There was just splashing and I could feel a bit of pain in my arm; it wasn't that bad though, I was more shocked than anything," he said on an article of The West Australian.

He was travelling with his girlfriend at that time. The couple went to Kununurra District Hospital where Bonde was treated for several deep lacerations in his forearm. He stayed a few days in the hospital for series of checkups and medications. Lake Kununurra is located in the Ord River valley. It is a freshwater man-made reservoir where freshwater crocodiles and 21 different varieties of fish can be found. The lake is known for recreational fishing and boating.

Following the incident, on November 6, a saltwater crocodile was shot dead by Department of Parks and Wildlife in Lake Kununurra. It was the first time in several years that a salt water crocodile visited the area. Freshwater crocodiles are harmless than the salt water species. Authorities said that they haunted the predator for four months but was never trapped. The lake is popular with swimmers, water-skiers and boaters. And for their safety, it is the best possible thing to do. "It's certainly of a size that's deemed a threat to any person, whether it be a child or an adult, in particular if you're in the water," DPaW Officer Matt Byers said in an interview by ABC News. "A three-metre animal is a deadly animal."