Few things are as terrifying as crocodile attacks. They happen quite often.
No matter how safe you think you are, these reptiles have a way of sneaking up on you when your guard is down.
Very few people survive attacks like these as not only are these animals insanely powerful.
Their vicious grip and sharp teeth are enough to tear your body into shreds within seconds.
Not many people have lived to tell their survival stories from such attacks.
However, the few tales that do exist are nothing short of enthralling.
One of those tales is about a brave eleven-year-old girl who saved her nine-year-old friend from a vicious crocodile attack.
Whenever you hear about people managing to escape from assaults, they mostly end up shooting the animal multiple times.
It seems like the only way out as very few things can hurt these reptiles.
That said, what this girl did to help her friend escape from a reptile assault was arguably the bravest thing to do in the face of such danger.
A group of sixth-graders was taking swimming lessons in a Zimbabwean stream.
The country is full of clean lakes and streams, where many people go to blow off steam.
They are relatively safe and are almost free from life-threatening incidents.
The primary school students swam there for hours, after which they decided to call it a day.
As they were packing their stuff to head back home, they heard someone screaming for help.
Initially, they didn’t see anyone, but the voice was getting louder.
One of the girls followed the sound and saw one of her colleagues under attack by a crocodile.
The creature was gripped the nine-year old’s thigh with its teeth and trying to pull the girl underwater.
It seemed like she wouldn’t make it as her body was full of bruises, and she was struggling to fend off the attack by swimming away.
One of the eldest students in the group, Rebecca Munkombwe, decided to take matters into hands and jumped inside the water to save her friend.