Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Video of Nile Crocodiles

If you want to see a video or some pictures of  Nile crocodiles hunting you can click on this link.

Caimans and Gharials

There are two other types of reptiles in the reptilian order Crocodylia. They are caimans and the gharial. There are 6 different types of caimans and only 1 type of gharial. Gharials are also quite rare as the rivers in India are getting badly polluted. There is also a type of crocodile called the false gharial. Caimans are more like alligators than crocodiles and are relatively small. Gharials are quite difference from both crocs and gators because they have a complete difference shape. Gharials live only in India and Caimans live in parts of Central and South America. Here are some pictures of them.


                                                                  False Gharial



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Diet of Crocodiles


Crocodiles eat quite a lot of things. They are not fussy eaters. Adult crocodiles eat wild boar, kangaroos, buffalos, reptiles, birds, zebras, yaks, deer, gaur, monkeys and livestock. Basically anything that comes to the water to eat. The juveniles eat insects, shellfish and fish. Some large crocodiles each sharks or smaller crocodiles. Crocodiles can't eat large animals because they can't chew. Their jaws can't move side ways to grind up food so they have to eat by swallowing things whole. To eat large prey they spin their prey around in the water ripping off chunks of flesh. This is called a 'Death Roll'. Crocodiles have also been known to attack humans. So be wary when you are near croc infested waters.


My Drawing

This is a picture of a salt water/estuarine crocodile that I drew.

Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles

There are quite a few differences between alligators and crocodiles even though they come from the same reptilian order Crocodylia. There are 23 species in total. Some of the main differences between alligators and crocodiles are that alligators have U shaped snouts whilst crocodiles have more of a V shape. The other differences are that some crocodile species can survive in salt water and no alligators can. Also crocodiles are more aggressive than alligators. Crocodiles also have teeth that stick up out of their mouths whilst alligators don't. The last difference is that crocodiles live all over the world and alligators only live in America and China. There are also a few more differences but   they aren't very important.

Monday, 20 May 2013

First Post

This is my new blog. It is a blog about crocodiles and alligators. It is going to have some really cool videos, pictures and facts about all the different crocs and gators. If you are a fan of JAMES' AWESOME BLOG I think you are going to love this one.

James Kakapo

Poor Elephant