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Croc Attack Injures Russian Tourist in Australia

Though croc attacks are widely covered in the press, attacks on humans are extremely rare.

A Russian tourist was attacked by a freshwater crocodile at the Litchfield National Park in Australia, the NT News agency reported.

The attack occurred late Wednesday evening and the tourist escaped with only minor injuries to his knee, according to the report.

Park spokesman Edwin Edlund was cited as saying the man was advised to seek medical attention despite the injury not being serious.

The park was closed down after the incident, and employees began a hunt for the crocodile to prevent a repeat attack.

On average, around 2 people are attacked by crocodiles in Australia every year, according to a study by CrocBITE, a worldwide database on crocodile attacks.

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