While a crocodile has about as much use for a lawnmower as a fish does a bicycle, that didn’t stop a 16-foot croc named Elvis from ripping the piece of equipment from the hands of one his minders at the Australian Reptile Park and then dragging the mower down into his underwater lair.

Park spokeswoman Libby Bain had this to say about the 50-year old reptile, who lost two teeth during his successfully robbery:

He’s a monster. He’s the unfriendliest crocodile you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.”

The brave staff members were eventually able to pull the lawnmower out of the water after distracting the beast. (Did they toss in a John Deere tractor for dessert?) See the ill-tempered croc with a taste for machinery in action below.

[via Herald Sun]