A TOURIST has been bitten by a small crocodile at Cape Tribulation while walking along a creek.

The 24-year-old woman, believed to be from the UK, was bitten on her upper left leg by a 1.5m saltwater crocodile at Cape Tribulation beach about 6pm yesterday, the Cairns Posts reports.

A Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service spokeswoman confirmed the woman was transported to Mossman Hospital for treatment of the bite mark, and discharged this morning.

24-year-old tourist bitten by a small crocodile at Cape Tribulation. Source: Facebook
24-year-old tourist bitten by a small crocodile at Cape Tribulation. Source: Facebook

Shocking footage has emerged on social media of the incident, showing the croc suddenly launched itself out of the shallow creek while the victim and a friend were filming a mudskipper.

It is the second time a tourist has been attacked by a crocodile at Cape Tribulation since May last year.

Northern NSW photographer Cindy Waldron was fatally attacked by a 4.3m croc at Thornton Beach.