(NEWSER) – A French fisherman was swimming near an Australian yacht club when he felt something odd, "like rocks hitting on my head." It turned out to be an 8-foot crocodile, Australia's ABC News reports. "He just hit me on the top, on the left side, and on top of my neck and tried to push me down in the water," says Yoann Galeran, 29. His response: "I punched him anywhere." He beat the croc in two separate encounters, his boss says.