What Eats People, Part 6: Caimans and Crocodiles

There are 23 species of crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials, and all of them bite. Not all of them consider us viable prey, however. Some have narrow snouts built for catching fish; some are too small to tackle a human. But at least seven species take people as food on occasion. Here's your first helping.


The black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) of South America:



The Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) of South America:



The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) of India:

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