Once inside, Newman climbed into an enclosure with a crocodile. The reason? He wanted to pet it.
"Well I'm thinking, if someone else can go up and hand-feed him, I can go up and pat him, but unfortunately they move so fast," he said.
The crocodile bit Newman on his right leg. Luckily, the bite wasn't too bad, and he was able to walk back to the pub for help.
Authorities are marveling that the croc released his prey; they say that usually doesn't happen.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.