Crocs on Film
Crocs on Film

Video and film footage of crocodilians engaging in typically crocodilian behaviour, from running and swimming to fighting and mating.


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These videos are easy to view. Just use a program that can display MPEG-1 video. On a PC you can use MEDIA PLAYER which comes with all versions of Windows. On a Mac you can use SPARKLE (download it from here).




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Fighting
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HEAD SMASH 1
(C. porosus)
504 kb 4 secs MPEG-1

saltwater crocodiles fightingIf you think that crocodiles are lethal predators, you should see what they do to each other when they fight! These two mature adult male saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) have been displaying to each other for several minutes. Subtle changes in body posture, tail angle, head angle, and other visual and chemical signals are used during territorial confrontations. However, if this doesn't work it's simpler just to smash your rival about the head! Saltwater crocodiles swim parallel to each other, waving their tails and lifting their head out of the water, jaws agape, before swinging their head with incredible force sideways into their rival. A crocodile's head is primarily solid bone with added teeth, and the force of one smashing into another crocodile is enough to tear great gashes through skin, crack bone and send teeth flying. Up close, the sound is like two baseball bats being struck together... very hard!

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