Crickey! Crocs Tree Aussie Man

Farmer perches in tree for a week waiting for rescuers
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2007 4:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Australian farmer spent a week in a tree, out of reach of  stalking crocodiles and surviving on two sandwiches and some fresh water, reports the BBC. He fell from his horse while riding in the northern outback and found himself in high swamp grass criss-crossed with "monstrous" croc tracks in the middle of  a nest.

"I couldn't go back. It was too far and too dangerous," he explained. "So I headed to the nearest high ground and stayed there, hoping someone would come and find me before the crocs did." He could see the crocodiles' red eyes below him at night, but knew rescuers were close when he spotted a search helicopter.