What Eats People, Part 9: Saltwater Crocodiles


I said last time that the Nile crocodile is the world's current leader in predation on humans. That's what the numbers show, but there's a compelling case to be made for a few other predators, including the saltwater crocodile. No other habitual predator of humans is as big and powerful. It's the largest of the crocs: the biggest specimens go upwards of 20 feet, and they may weigh a ton and a half. It's also widely distributed across heavily populated parts of Asia, and that may mean it's taking a lot of people we don't find out about.

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