The terrifying Saltwater Crocodile is an amazing creature. It's
the largest reptile in the world, measuring over six metres from
tip to tail and weighing up to a mind-boggling 1200 kilograms. Our
saltwater croc Rex is one of the bigger ones at over five metres
Saltwater crocs (or 'salties') are also known as Estuarine
Crocodiles or Indopacific Crocodiles because they can live happily
in both salt water and fresh water environments.
The crocodile is a patient, clever hunter, waiting by the
riverbank with only its nostrils and eyes above the water, ready to
pounce on anything unlucky enough to come close! Their green-grey
colour means they are perfectly camouflaged under the water, and
they can hold their breath for over two hours!
They can feast on anything including cattle and water buffalo,
grasping them with their fearsome teeth and performing the
incredible 'death roll', where they spins their bodies around to
drown their prey and twist pieces off, ready to be devoured.
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