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  • 5 April 2013, 10:52

Naked man rides log on croc-infested river

Naked /NT News

An Australian fisherman risked his life by riding a log - naked - down a flooded crocodile infested river to win a bet.

The man won two cases of bourbon for jumping on to the log, staying on it for about three minutes, before clambering back into a boat, reports NT News.

"I'd enjoyed a few beers and it seemed a good idea at the time," he said.

"We weren't catching any fish - because the river was flowing too fast - so I thought, 'Why not?' But when I woke up the next morning, it didn't seem so clever."

Witness Billy Innes said his friend had thought nothing of the dangers of drowning or being eaten by a 'saltie'. "It was hilarious," he said.

The daredevil, who asked not to be named, was camping at the notoriously croc-infested Daly River in Australia's Northern Territory when he accepted the bet.

"Huge trees were hammering down the river," Mr Innes said.

"It was quite a sight. Someone dared him to get on to one of the logs and row across the river.

We went out in a boat and he jumped overboard on to a tree. He managed to stay on for quite a while before getting back into the boat."