Guy Mauled By Crocodile After Jumping In River To Impress Woman Awarded Donkey Of The Day

Lee De Paauw & the crocodile that almost took his arm

There’s no limit to the things that we men do to impress women in order for us to get us a little bit from them.

According to 9NEWS:

The Queensland teenager who was attacked by a crocodile on a dare has relived the “pure agony” he felt in the moments after the attack.

Lee De Paauw, 18, says he’d had about “ten cups of goon” with friends when he deliberately jumped into the Johnstone River at Innisfail early on Sunday morning, to impress “a beautiful backpacker” named Sophie Paterson.

He had been teasing a group of travellers by telling them crocodiles were more likely to attack a backpacker than an Australian, when he decided to prove his point and jump into the water.

The crocodile grabbed him almost immediately.

“(The crocodile) took me underneath the water, shook its head a bit, and I managed to get a good punch in on its eye, and then it let go and I swam back to the stairs,” Mr De Paauw told The TODAY Show this morning.

The Queensland teen said he didn’t feel any pain at first, but that didn’t last long.

“I didn’t feel no pain at first, it was all adrenalin, but afterwards when I walked up to the main street I was just in pure agony,” he said.

“I couldn’t stop screaming.”

Ms Paterson said she “watched on in horror” as a three-meter crocodile suddenly latched onto the dare-devil’s arm.

“I’ve never heard a guy scream like that,” she told 9NEWS.

“There was a lot of blood, a lot of bone.”

When TODAY host Karl Stefanovic asked Mr De Paauw if Ms Paterson was special to him, however, he seemed less than enthusiastic.

“She’s not really, just another girl,” he said.

“But she’s really good looking and had been kind to me the night before.”

Ms Paterson has agreed to go to the movies with Mr De Paauw following the stunt, prompting his belief “it was all worth it”.

He has been released from hospital, where he was treated for two broken bones and gauge marks, but added he will go back in later today for another procedure.

The crocodile that attacked Mr De Paauw is reportedly well known to locals. It’s said to be around three metres long, and frequently swims around the boats ported along the Johnstone River.

A trap has been set up to catch it despite Mr De Paauw’s wish for it to remain unharmed.

“I don’t want that crocodile harmed. I want it to life a happy life,” he said.

As a result, Charlamagne Tha God has awarded Lee De Paauw a well-deserved Donkey Of The Day (he should be awarded Donkey Of The Lifetime) for his stupidity and you can hear what he had to say on the situation below…

This Donkey Of The Day has inspired another Breakfast Club discussion which you can give a listen below…

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