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    • Crocodiles
    • Habitat
      • Crocodiles live in various fresh water areas such as lagoons, rivers, billabongs, and swamps.
      • Some types of crocodiles can also live in salt water.
    • Diet
      • This creature eats small rodents, insects, small invertebrates, fish, amphibians, mammals, and birds.
      • Large individuals may consume terrestrial prey, such as deer.
    • Look at those teeth!
    • Description
      • Crocodiles have elongated, armored, lizard-like bodies with muscular flat tail.
      • Like alligators, the skin on the back of a crocodile is armored with embedded bony plates.
      • They have a long snout with nostrils at the end to allow breathing while most of body is under water.
      • Adult sizes range from 7.5 feet for caimans to around 13 feet for crocodiles.
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    • Crocodile Babies
      • Crocodiles lay their eggs on land
      • Like alligators, egg incubation temperature determines sex of embryos
    • A baby crocodile
    • Interesting Croc Facts
      • A bony ridge between eyes resembles bridge of eyeglasses
      • A crocodile can not stick out its tongue
      • Crocodiles have outlived the dinosaurs by 65 million years
      • There are 23 different species about crocodiles
    • Distinguishing Alligators from Crocodiles
      • You can tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator by looking at their noses:
        • Alligators have a wide, U-shaped snout, whereas
        • Crocs have longer, more V-shaped noses.
      • Also, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw of an alligator fits into a socket in the upper jaw and is not visible when the mouth is closed. This does not happen in crocodiles.
    • A Crocodile
      • An Alligator