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Saltwater crocodile attacks

This month's picture comes from Chris Parker, Reptile Keeper at Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. It's not the kind of view that you really want to be seeing very often!

Chris tells me that this is the greeting you get from "Gator" when opening the door to his enclosure. Gator is a 4.3m Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) who is currently 28 years old and has been raised there from a hatchling. They feed him weekly. Just watch your fingers there, Chris.

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