Inspired by a photograph featuring a woman standing next to a long-nosed bandicoot, Kurt Cooney captured a stunning picture of himself with a 9-meter salt-water crocodile pre-death.

Jobbs was devoured by the creature a mere two seconds after taking the money shot.

Cooney’s friends reportedly freaked out when the crocodile made a sudden dash from behind thinking Kurt was going to lose the opportunity to make a considerable amount of cash from posting the picture on his Instagram account.

“Fortunately, I was able to post it on mine, as I asked him for his mobile password just before the croc had got to the vital organs,” said Cooney’s mate Nick Fogarty.

“I’m already up to 10,000 Likes, it’s fantastic,” says Fogarty.

Fogarty says he may donate some of his Likes to the Cooney family.