Saltwater / Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

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Photograph by Scott Tuason

This 6 foot juvenile is an Estuarine or Saltwater Crocodile and is found in coastal regions of Southern Asia and Northern Australia. An immense creature, adults can grow up to 25 feet in length, it is the most marine of crocodiles and individuals have been seen well out to sea.

It is a highly aggressive predator and has been known to attack humans without provocation; but in turn it is hunted by some for its valuable hide. Apart from their diet of fish, these crocodiles seize birds and mammals on the shore and drag them under water.

 

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