A PLUCKY pup who became famous for chasing large crocodiles on the Adelaide River has been taken by a saltie.
Dumb Blonde, also known as Pippa, initially came to fame after a video of her terrorising a three metre saltie went viral last year.
But in a video, uploaded on Monday, the small but feisty dog was nabbed by one of her long-time nemeses, to the horror of bystanders who had initially laughed at the pup’s precociousness.
Kai Hansen, Pippa’s owner from the Goat Island Lodge, told the NT News he was devastated by the loss.
“It’s such a sad story and I’m feeling terrible about it still, but it’s not something I ever trained Dumb Blonde to do,” he said.
“She did things her way.”
Mr Hansen said he had held the dog back for over an hour before the incident.
“We thought it would be safe as the croc had finished eating,” he said.
“Normally Pippa would race down, go for the tail and the croc would just go into the river. She’s done it for nine years.
“That day she had already chased her back down into the water once.
“This time she went very close to the head straight away which was, yeah, not very smart.
“It’s really sad.”
RIP Dumb Blonde