Thanks for your comments and I'm glad to read how you enjoyed the episode. I'm just not so sure about the chivalry, as my pants were trembling feverously. What I did not tell in my story was that this guy was about 1 metre in length. So, maybe that's not a full grown Nile crocodile, but I can promise you this - he sure had the attitude of one.
After all, the cherry on the cake (as you said) was that I got the photos which I never would have had under any normal circumstances.