There are several different kinds of crocodiles, and they live in different parts of the world wherever there is a tropical climate, like for instance in Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Crocodiles have been around for eons and eons. They were probably around when there were dinosaurs, but they didn't go extinct like the dinosaurs did. The smallest crocodile species is about 3 feet long, and the biggest ones can be 15 feet long and weigh over 2,600 pounds.
Crocodiles can swim really fast and they can also go pretty fast on land, which helps them catch their prey. They have very, very strong jaw muscles, and they can bite down harder than any other animal. They can bite with a force of 2,000 pounds, which is way harder than even a pitbull or a great white shark can bite. But once crocodiles shut their jaws, they can't open them again so easily. Which is why you see those crocodile hunters on TV wrapping tape around the crocs' jaws to keep them shut. Oh, and crocodiles have a special membrane thing in their mouths which makes it so that they can't stick out their tongues, so you will never see a croc mock you by sticking out its tongue at you!
|A crocodile farm in Australia|
Fovian is the baby of the family and lives in the bathroom. All 3 crocodiles have separate pools because they can be territorial and might get into fights. Each one of them has heaters and sunlamps to keep their bodies warm enough.
I didn't even ask Mom if we could have a pet crocodile because I don't want one. Mom says she thinks all reptiles are kind of creepy, and she believes that Australian lady might have a screw loose. Sometimes we watch a show on Animal Planet that is called "Fatal Attraction," and it is about people who have dangerous animals as pets, like for instance tigers or poisonous snakes or chimpanzees or bulls, and then those pets attack them and sometimes kill them. Well, when I learned the story about Mrs. Lowing and her 3 crocodiles, it reminded me of that show. I just hope nothing bad happens with her crocodiles!
|This is not a Photoshop trick!|
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