Narrow escape for Australian tourists after swimming pool croc attack

Amilia Roberts, 22, had a narrow escape (Youtube)
Amilia Roberts, 22, had a narrow escape (Youtube)

Two Australian tourists are recovering after coming face-to-face with a crocodile in Zimbabwe. 

Brendan Fowler, 27, and his friend Amilia Roberts, 22, were enjoying an evening dip in their villa's swimming pool just as the predator emerged from behind a lounger and joined them. 

CCTV cameras captured the terrifying moment the 6-foot monster jumped into the pool. 

Mr Fowler quickly jumped out, leaving Roberts to fend off the crocodile. 

"The croc pretty much flew over my shoulder and I saw it before it got into the pool," Mr Fowler told the Sun.

"It looked like it was going to come at my face, so I turned and got out of the way." 

Ms Roberts, currently travelling Africa on a gap year, was cornered by the crocodile, which became aggressive.

She managed to escape with only two bites and some minor injuries. 

Sebastian Smyth, a third friend holidaying with the pair, ran in to help her escape. 

The CCTV footage of the attack has attracted almost 2 million views on Youtube.