You think your daily commute to work is tough? I drive my car through an Aussie river filled with 600 starving killer crocodiles to get to my day job
An Australian tour guide drives through a river filled with 600 crocodiles to work every day – and often fears for his life during the terrifying journey.
David McMahon36, is lead tour guide for Venture North Safaris in Australia’s Northern Territory.
“I have been guiding in Northern Australia for over 15 years in some of the most remote and spectacular parts of the country,” he told FEMAIL.
During one of David’s trips, he crosses the East Alligator River at Cahill’s Crossing – a deadly journey that has claimed two lives in the past.
“I don’t think this is everyone’s idea of a commute, but things are a little different here in the Top End,” he said.
David McMahon, 36, is a chief tour guide in Australia’s Northern Territory
He then shared a short clip of nearly fifteen crocodiles watching his car.
“I’m crossing the mighty East Alligator River – they’re lined up as the diamond-scaled barbel and barramundi swim up the crossing,” he explained of the starving crocodiles.
David explained that the difference in name and essence arose because the English explorer Phillip Parker King could not distinguish between alligators and crocodiles.
“This is such a wild place,” David said, staring at the deadly reptiles.
He told FEMAIL: ‘It has happened many times over the years that I have crossed this river with my heart in my mouth!
‘The worst is at night, and there was an occasion when I had to cross it very deep when the tide had stopped and before it began to flow again.
‘As soon as I entered the water, the headlights went down and I had to cross blind. I knew exactly what to expect if I made a mistake.”
An Australian man revealed that he has to drive across a river infested with 600 crocodiles during his daily commute – and that he often fears for his life during the terrifying journey
But despite the frequent dose of anxiety, David really loves his job.
“I’m excited to share the beauty of Northern Australia with guests from all over the world,” he said.
‘It’s such a wild place here and there are fewer and fewer places on the planet like it.
“Spending so much time in the bush is a privilege that I never take for granted and I honestly can’t choose a part of the job that I don’t enjoy,” he added.
In the short video David shared, nearly fifteen crocodiles could be seen watching his car
Many were shocked by David’s tough commute and praised him for his bravery.
“I would be so scared of that, too close for comfort,” one woman said. ‘Well done!’
“My anxiety peaked when I saw that, you are so brave,” another added.
While others chose to combat their fear with humor.
“That’s the road my father crossed on foot every day to go to school,” one person wrote.
“At least you’re not stuck in a traffic jam there,” said a second.