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Riding the Currents
The difference in webbing between the front and hind foot is also very clearly illustrated. The front feet have virtually no webbing, and provide insignificant thrust in the water. The hind feet, however, are extensively webbed and you can see how effective this is at pushing against the water to provide forward momentum.
When you see a crocodile's eyes sitting on the surface, the rest of its body is normally hidden by the muddy water. However, don't imagine that the crocodile isn't constantly working to maintain its stationary position. Even in quite strong currents, adult crocodiles have an amazing ability to remain floating in almost exactly the same spot for extended periods.
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