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Saltwater Crocodile
250px-Laurie's crocodile in the garden

Size

7 metres (23 feet)

Weight

Almost a Ton

Number of Teeth

66

Lived

Present Day

Enemy in the TV Series

Great White Shark

Speed

10 mph (14km/h)

First Appearance

Great White Shark vs Saltwater Crocodile

The huge saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the biggest modern reptile, and one of the most infamous. Up to date, it appeared only in the episode "Shark vs. Crocodile", where it was defeated by a Great White Shark.

LocationEdit

The saltwater crocodile is found in rivers and coastal areas of northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, as well as in southeast Asia.

Great White Shark vs Saltwater Crocodile Edit

A female great white shark is roaming close to shore, looking for food; a saltwater crocodile swims nearby, looking for a new territory. The great white hits the crocodile with the bump-and-bite technique. Accustomed to defending himself against rivals, the crocodile bites the shark's tail, but cannot get a good grip. The shark swims off and makes a wide turn for a full-on assault; all of a sudden, The shark makes the first bite on the croc's left leg. Later,the croc bites her pectoral fin. Despite the injury, the great white is still strong. Thenhead on; the crocodile grabs hold of the shark′s snout with his crushing bite. This time, the shark cannot fight back; the crocodile attempts another death roll. After that, they both sink. Running out of air, the crocodile breaks the death roll and heads straight to the surface. The shark takes advantage of him; with the crocodile's soft underbelly exposed, she comes back with a textbook attack, killing the crocodile with a powerful bite.

Physical characteristicsEdit

On the average - 4.5 m in length, but some males may reach 7 m in length and weigh 1040 kg.

Attack styleEdit

The saltwater crocodile is an ambush predator: it lies in wait underwater, in swamps and rivers, waiting for its prey. Once the prey approaches, the saltwater crocodile moves with a surprising speed, rocketing out of the water, and dragging prey - even the Asian water buffalo underwater, where it drowns.

TriviaEdit

  • A crocodile's teeth are designed to hold and smash through prey, such as an antelope or a crab: they are blunter than those of a shark.
  • In the BBC show "Inside Nature's Giants", a crocodile's bite proved to be more powerful than that of a great white shark in real life.
  • It cannot do the death roll on bigger shark like Great White Shark.