The attendant received surgery on her arm after she was attacked by the crocodile, during a feeding show at the Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville, Queensland.

It was reported that the 2.5 metre crocodile come out of the water and clamped its jaws around the arm of the female member of staff. As she cried out for help, another attendant hit the crocodile with a stick, until it released its victim and headed back to the water.

Owner of the sanctuary, Bob Flemming said to Australia’s ABC, “She had surgery and last report I heard she was sitting up in bed having an ice block. We’re very fortunate that she’s going to fully recover.”

Mr Flemming said this was the first attack for 20 years and the crocodile would not be killed.