Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. But what do crocodiles eat? This post will answer that question and tell look at a few interesting things about crocodiles.
What Do Crocodiles Eat?
Crocodiles eat almost any other animals. Crocodiles enjoy eating fish (including sharks) and mammals. They sometimes even eat smaller crocodiles. Crocodiles ambush their prey. They wait until they come close and then rush out to attack them. They often wait near a bank of a river and rush out onto land to eat any land animals that come by (including buffalo and antelope). Some species of crocodiles even eat invertebrates (things like crabs, mollusks, crayfish and shrimp). Crocodiles move so quickly that they even catch some birds!
Interesting Facts About Crocodiles
- There is some evidence which suggests that one species of crocodile may live for over 100 years (although the average is 70 years).
- Crocodiles are a danger to humans as they can strike them quickly before a person can react.
- Crocodile meat is eaten in some countries (and in parts of the United States). The meat is higher in cholesterol than other meat and has a lovely flavor (similar to chicken and crab meat).
- The largest crocodile ever measured weighed in at 1,114kg (2,457lb).
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