The incident came to happen at Lake Moondarra near Mount Isa where the snake was eventually able to kill the crocodile, taking up to 5 hours to strangle it before proceeding to devour it.
Tiffany Corlis told abc.net.au that the scuffle had attracted a lot of attention with some taking photos via their smart phones.
Reflected the local: ‘We were probably a little too brave, a little too crazy.’
But things became particularly interesting after the python snake had finished eating the crocodile.
Told Tiffany Corlis: ‘You could see the crocodile in the snake’s belly which I think was probably the more remarkable thing,’
‘You could actually see its legs and see its scales and everything, it was just amazing.’
Ms Corlis says the incident has not discouraged her from swimming at Lake Moondarra in the future.
‘I think I’ll just send someone else in first.’
National geographic told in this particular incident the python snake likely only weighed in at about 15 or 20 pounds with the croc thought to weigh 5 to 7 pounds [2 to 3 kilograms], and probably only three feet [one meter] long. Not epic giant proportions but certainly enough to keep many at bay, hopefully…