Man Fights Off Croc by Slugging Him in Snout Father was swimming with daughters when attacked By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Feb 7, 2011 2:33 PM CST 26 comments Comments An Australian father survived a crocodile attack by repeatedly punching the reptile in the snout. (?Magnus Br?th) (Newser) – A father attacked by an 8-foot crocodile in northern Australia while swimming with his daughters survived by punching the reptile repeatedly in the snout, reports the Independent. The man suffered two big bites on his back and 10 puncture wounds on his wrist, but the injuries are not life-threatening, said doctors. With around 100,000 crocodiles in the Northern Territory, there have been calls to cull the dangerous reptiles. "There are just too many of them," said a local official.