A 70-YEAR-OLD man has been attacked by a crocodile on a golf course owned by Clive Palmer.
It's believed the man disturbed the saltwater crocodile while was lurking in a waterway on the 11th ole on the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course at Port Douglas.
Detective James Coate told ABC News that the man landed his ball near the water and in doing so he disturbed the 1.2m croc.
"When he went up to the crocodile it's bitten him on the left calf," Detective Coate said.
Clive Palmer wished the victim all the best.
"I would like to wish the well-known local man who was attacked by a crocodile in Port Douglas this afternoon a speedy recovery," he told ABC.
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