Wildlife ranger survives harrowing crocodile attack

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Mark Montgomery’s passion for wildlife remains unwavering, despite a terrifying crocodile attack he recently experienced while serving as an honorary ranger at the Kruger National Park. He shared his chilling experience in an interview with the Sunday Times, where he emphasized his eagerness to return to the park and continue his work.

The attack

During his ranger duties, a crocodile emerged from the water and clamped its jaws onto Montgomery. The enormous reptile dragged him into the water, but he relied on his knowledge of crocodile behavior and quick thinking to save his life.


Montgomery grabbed the crocodile’s eye and ear area with one hand while using his legs to push off the riverbed. This action caused the 3.5-meter-long crocodile to release him, allowing him to escape with his life.


Isaac Phaahla, a spokesperson for the Kruger National Park, expressed gratitude that Montgomery’s injuries were not life-threatening and that his colleagues were nearby to provide assistance. He also reminded park visitors and guides of the importance of respecting the territory of wild animals that call the park home.


Montgomery sustained deep cuts to his hand and forearm, fractured fingers, and partially torn hamstrings as a result of the attack. His friends have started a BackaBuddy campaign to raise money for his extensive medical treatment needs.


Despite the harrowing experience, Montgomery remains committed to his work with wildlife in the Kruger National Park. His story serves as a powerful reminder of the need for respect and caution when entering the territories of wild animals. As his experience shows, even experienced guides can find themselves in dangerous situations, emphasizing the importance of always remaining vigilant and prepared.

Environmentalist and Outdoor Enthusiast. Amanda is a nature-loving, energetic, and enthusiastic environmentalist who has dedicated her life to exploring and protecting Cape Town's stunning natural landscapes. She is an experienced hiker, wildlife enthusiast, and advocate for sustainable tourism.

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