Horrifying Explorations by Author Gordon Grice
I like the cover :D
Thank you! Do you recognize the croc species from this little head shot?
Hmm looks like a Nile crocodile to me. Is that right?
I don't know! The publisher picked it out. It looked like a Nile to me, but I thought I'd ask you.
I'm almost sure its a Nile croc. For some reason I thought you were the one who picked the images for the cover! :>
Publishers like to have their own way with the covers, which, considering the talent in Penguin's design department, is fine with me. I did actually suggest the pic with the Nile croc biting the human arm, which appeared on the UK hardback, but I found Penguin had already acquired the right to use it before I even weighed in.
I think the one with the arm is a Saltwater Croc actually
According to the news stories at the time, it was a Nile specimen in a Chinese zoo. Then again, news stories have been wrong before.
Yeah but the crocodile in the photos is definitely a Saltie :>
Fascinating! How can you tell? Do you look for specific characters?
Kinda, saltwater crocodiles have a pair of ridges on top of the head going from the eyes to the nose; you can see that in the photos of the croc with the arm. Nile crocs don´t have these ridges. Also, the scutes on the back and neck are shaped and arranged differently. There's also color and head shape although these vary a little with age :>
Of course this means I have to corerect an old post. . .