#1 Haven’t seen a post on these giant prehistoric lizards before so I thought I should post one.
I’m from Darwin, Australia and our rivers here are full of these monstrosities. This guy here is nicknamed Nifty, and he is about 6m long.
#2 This boy is named Brutus, and poor Brutus only has his front left leg left after years of territorial battles with rival males.
That’s not the end of the world though, their tail is their main means of transportation; and with it they can swim three times as fast as Michael Phelps.
#3 This here is a picture of our favorite sport fish, the Barramundi, being poached off a fishing line by, you guessed it, a giant motherfucking croc.
Their reaction speeds are approximately 35 times faster than a human’s, so don’t lean to far over the side of your boat.
#4 This is Brutus again, getting very close to one of the jumping croc cruises on the Adelaide River.
Brutus is a male, and males can grow up to 7m in length. Females on the other hand only get to around 3m in length. By comparison, the American Alligator maxes out at 5m for males.
#5 Hello, it’s a tourist on a way too small boat…
#8 Here’s a female in full flight on one of those jumping croc cruises.
#9 Good ole’ Steve hanging out with a big daddy. He used to like to wrestle these beasts.
#10 Their main weapon is at the water’s edge, where they can spring from being totally invisible to jaws around your whole body in the blink of an eye.
It is said that when you get taken by a croc, people don’t hear you scream, they just hear the splash, and your gone. The sheer force exerted on you by the croc knocks all the wind out of you before you are pulled under and taken into the “death roll” where the crocodile rolls again and again until you drown. From 1971 to 2013, the total number of fatalities reported in Australia due to saltwater crocodile attack was 106. Now you know slightly more about one of our more enormous and dangerous predators in Australia, you should come over and see them for yourself!