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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