I often get email forwards making preposterous claims about animals. Recently my mom sent me one that purports to sort the true from the fake. Unfortunately that email didn't cite its sources, so I'm not sure how many of its "real" ones to believe.
Anyway, here are a few impressive photos culled from forwards. I'll limit myself to the crocodilians today.
According to Snopes.com, this is a 13-foot American alligator that had been living in a drainage ditch behind someone's house in Texas.
Here's an alligator swimming with a deer in its mouth. This one's legit.
This one supposedly shows human remains being taken from a crocodile. I don't know whether it's true, but I do know other such photos have been debunked. Incidentally, the most often viewed post on this blog shows the aftermath of a legitimate attack by a Nile crocodile on a zookeeper.
Here's a big Nile crocodile from the Congo. The forwards had it swimming the streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.