Horrifying moment a young tourist is bitten by a CROCODILE while on holidays in far-north Queensland – and escapes with just a cut to her thigh

  • This is the terrifying moment a young tourist is attacked by a crocodile?
  • A girl from Wiltshire in the UK was filming when she was attacked
  • The attack happened at Cape Tribulation beach, north of Cairns in QLD
  • The 1.5 metre saltwater crocodile will be hunted an dremoved on Tuesday

This is the terrifying moment a young tourist is attacked by a crocodile while filming local wildlife with her friends in Queensland's notorious far north.

A girl from Wiltshire in the UK uploaded footage of the 1.5 metre saltwater crocodile bursting out of the water at Cape Tribulation beach, north of Cairns.

In the footage the women can be heard talking to each other while watching a mudflapper on the shore, totally unaware of the deadly predator lurking nearby. ??

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The English tourist walked away with just a couple of cuts to her upper-leg after the crocodile attack in Far North Queensland?

The English tourist walked away with just a couple of cuts to her upper-leg after the crocodile attack in Far North Queensland?

A girl from Wiltshire in the UK, uploaded footage of the 1.5 metre saltwater crocodile bursting out of the water at Cape Tribulation beach, north of Cairns

A girl from Wiltshire in the UK, uploaded footage of the 1.5 metre saltwater crocodile bursting out of the water at Cape Tribulation beach, north of Cairns

A video posted on social media shows the 24-year-old walking along the water's edge when the small crocodile bites her on the thigh.

A Cairns and Hinterland Hospital spokeswoman said the woman received treatment for a bite at Mossman Hospital and was discharged later that evening.

The roughly two-metre saltwater crocodile will 'potentially' be removed, the environmental protection agency said in a statement.

Wildlife officers will search the area on Tuesday in an attempt to capture and remove the crocodile.?

UK woman Ally Bullifent (pictured) posted the video to her Facebook announcing her friend Leah was attacked

UK woman Ally Bullifent (pictured) posted the video to her Facebook announcing her friend Leah was attacked

A video posted on social media shows the 24-year-old walking along the water's edge when the small crocodile bites her on the thigh

A video posted on social media shows the 24-year-old walking along the water's edge when the small crocodile bites her on the thigh

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said officers would carry out an assessment of the area in accordance with the current QLD Crocodile Management Plan.?

'In Zone E (where the attack happened), crocodiles displaying dangerous behaviour are targeted for removal.?

Captured crocodiles are sent to reptile farms or zoos.

Far North Queensland residents and visitors are reminded that no waterway is considered completely free of the reptiles. ?

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