Man savaged by crocodile and bitten on head and neck while swimming under water

A man has been attacked by a crocodile while he was out snorkelling.

The 33-year-old victim was set upon off the coast of Far North Queensland in Australia on September 23, and bitten on the head and neck.

The man was swimming around 4pm in Anchor Bay, offshore from the Lizard Island resort, reports.

He was treated at the scene and flown to Cairns Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from the Department of Environment and Science will now go to Lizard Island to track down and remove the estuarine crocodile.

Earlier this month, chilling footage emerged of a mammoth crocodile lurking near a path where small children were playing.

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The fearsome beast was spotted by a visitor walking along the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore

It surveyed its surroundings just beneath the water’s surface, with children’s voices heard in the background.

The creature then camouflaged itself by submerging further underwater.

It said the video was taken close to the visitor path leading to the Sungei Buloh Bridge.

A picture of the route making the point where the croc was seen shows just how close the beast is to the path.

Officials advise that if anybody sees a croc they should back away slowly and remain calm.

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The reptiles are more commonly seen in waters or at mudflats away from visitor routes.

For this reason, people are told to stick to the designated routes and not stray away from them.