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Freshwater crocodile on log

This month's picture comes from Chris Crafter. Perhaps I'm just in need of a decent sleep myself, but I picked the title of the picture because this crocodile really looks like how I feel right now! Zonked out on a nice sunny log above the water.

Chris explains: "Just thought I might send in a Freshie photo taken in the Gregory River in Boodjamulla National Park Queensland. Bit of a hot spot for these blokes, nice little one enjoying the morning sun. The gunk in the background is Tufa forming on the floating material in the river where theres no current."

After I expressed my ignorance of what Tufa was, Chris elaborated: "Tufa is the limestone like formation that forms from evaporation of the high calcium loaded water in our spring fed rivers and creeks here. The "rafts" in the back of the picture build up around logs and other natural barriers in the creeks and make our natural Tufa dams, waterfalls and cascades."

And you thought you came to this website to learn about crocs! Thanks for that Chris - great picture, too.



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