Rob Bredl, the Barefoot Bushman, with one of the crocodiles at Bredl's Wild Farm near Bloomsbury.
Rob Bredl, the Barefoot Bushman, with one of the crocodiles at Bredl's Wild Farm near Bloomsbury. Cas Garvey

Barefoot Bushman on mend after horrifying 4.5m croc attack

MIRACULOUSLY "all is looking positive" for Rob 'Barefoot Bushman' Bredl, after he was attacked by a 4.5m crocodile at his wildlife park near Bloomsbury.

Bredl's Wild Farm posted an update on its Facebook page this afternoon.

"Rob Bredl aka Barefoot Bushman is currently in Brisbane hospital," the post reads.

"He has undergone surgery and all is looking positive. Rob is in high spirits and is out of ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and is eating & drinking.

"His wish is to tell his story when he is ready."

 

Rob Bredl, the Barefoot Bushman.
Rob Bredl, the Barefoot Bushman.

The post asked for Mr Bredl to be left alone to recover after Thursday's attack.

"He has asked at this time for privacy and wishes for only family visits and thanks everyone for their well wishes and amazing support," the post reads.

"Bredl's Wild Farm is a dream of Rob's and his family and will continue to run tours during this time."

Mr Bredl was attacked while feeding the crocodile during a show for tourists at the park near Bloomsbury.

The fully-grown crocodile bit his hand and attempted to drag him into nearby water.

His nephew and members of the audience rescued him and performed first aid until paramedics arrived.

The Royal Flying Doctor service airlifted him from Mackay Base Hospital about 9.30pm on Thursday after initial surgery was performed.

Bloomsbury is located about 40km south of Prosperine.


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