So they say white man can’t jump. What about Saltwater Crocodiles?
I can tell you if one was after me I would certainly jump!
The Saltwater Crocodile, Crocodylus Porosus is also known as an Estuarine Crocodile or commonly in Australia as a “Saltie“. They are the worlds largest living reptile. It is not uncommon for them to reach a length of over 6 metres (20 foot long)! The big ones can weigh more than a metric tonne (over 1,000 kilograms or between 2000-3000 pounds)!
“Salties” are big, they are mean and you DO NOT mess with them (numerous German tourists seem to have ignored that over the years and ended up as dinner)! Luckily for most Aussies (and tourists) they are only found in the warmer climate of the tropical north of Australia.
The Adelaide River in the Northern Territory is a great place to see the big crocs up close. River cruises take droves of tourists out there to see them leap into the air for meat. I was there in 2007 and it was quite an experience!
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What an animal! There is a smaller croc species in Cuba which hunts birds by leaping out of the water, as well.
The last of the dinosaurs. Amazing creatures