Noosa man still smiling after crocodile attack on the reef
MICK Curwen still has a sense of humour after being attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef last week.
The Noosa man underwent surgery to treat several puncture wounds on Friday, after he was bitten by a 2.5m long saltwater crocodile, The Cairns Post reported.
On Saturday the 57-year-old posted a picture to his Facebook page, showing Crocodile Dundee hugging a huge croc with Mr Curwen's face superimposed over Paul Hogan's.
When a friend joked "Where's your other arm Mick?" Mr Curwen replied "Still attached, lucky man".
Mr Curwen was reportedly snorkelling with a group at Lizard Island on Wednesday evening when the crocodile grabbed his elbow.
He escaped by shining a diving torch into the croc's eyes and rushing back to the resort.
The animal was euthanised by rangers on Thursday.