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