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No wonder this crocodile was thin


Wild crocodiles fight frequently, and injuries are relatively common. Most injuries consist of bites and rake marks across the body, occasionally tails are incomplete or limbs partially amputated. Occasionally crocodiles will bite each other on the jaws, and when their bodies roll they exert tremendous force and this kind of injury is the result. This animal has had most of its lower jaw ripped off in a fight and, although it is healing, clearly the animal now has great difficulty capturing prey and eating. It was no surprise that this crocodile had lost a lot of weight, and probably will not survive.

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