Billy Colett from Australia proposed to his girlfriend Siobhan Oxley after inviting a 4.5metre crocodile named Elvis to witness the occasion.
He had used a piece of meat to coax the crocodile out of his pond before asking his girlfriend to “have a crack” at feeding the reptile.
But he left her shocked by suddenly announcing: "Three years ago, next week, I actually met the girl of my dreams. The girl I love more than anything.”
Billy then tells the crocodile to “stay there” and “behave yourself” before turning to his partner to propose.
He continued: “Siobhan, I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?"
The reptile handler then joked that proposing was "worse than feeding a crocodile”.
Siobhan tearfully said yes but expressed her regret at missing out on feeding the crocodile.