Sharpshooters with tranquiliser darts were sent out to capture the croc, but he dodged out of the way.
Cages containing chicken were dropped into the water, but the reptile turned his nose up at the bait, deciding to dine on live fish instead.
Local people came down to the river with home-made nets, but the croc kept on swimming.
The Aussie hunter is confident he can catch the fugitive.
If he's successful, a new home is being prepared for the croc at Hong Kong zoo.