Sure, you know that crocodiles have razor sharp teeth and can attack in an instant, but what do you know about jumping crocodiles? The truth is, this video of jumping crocodiles might be enough to keep you out of the water for the rest of your life.
So, in addition to learning that jumping crocodiles are scarier than you might have even thought, what else do we know about crocodiles that can scare you? How about these interesting facts provided by caravancampingoz.com?
Saltwater crocodiles can grow to be around 20 feet long and weigh up to a full ton. We’re not sure if jumping crocodiles get that big, but we’re certain that we never, ever, ever want to see that.
Lest you think that crocodiles die off fairly quickly, like a dog or hamster, then you are in for a disappointment. Jumping crocodiles can live for up to 100 years and have similar life spans to humans — that is, of course, is unless humans and crocodiles come face to face, which often shortens the life span of one or the other.
Crocodiles have one of the strongest bites of any animal in the world (as evidenced by the jumping crocodiles in slow motion). However, while the close-down bite of a crocodile is tremendously impressive. You’ve probably noticed that those who train crocodiles close their mouths by simply putting pressure on them. In fact, a strong rubber band will prevent a crocodile from being able to open its mouth.
Crocodiles have senses that are much more sensitive than humans. For example, crocodiles can actually hear their babies while they are still inside their shells. That might not scare you, but this will: crocodiles can sense the heartbeat of their prey. Yep, it’s better to keep your heart rate under control the next time a jumping crocodile lunges at you. Good luck with that.
Crocodiles love the smell of dogs. This means keep Fido away from crocodiles.
Crocodiles actually will typically only eat fresh meat — so the meat you see the jumping crocodiles eating in the video is likely pretty fresh. Of course, there’s nothing more fresh than a live human or animal. Yet another reason to stay away from crocodiles.
Crocodiles can grow up to 3,000 teeth in their lifetime. Their teeth are completely replaceable, though we don’t recommend you trying to replace them yourself.
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