Endangered crocodile species kills man

In Malyasia, a man was killed by a false gharial. Although all crocodilians are potentially dangerous, this species has not previously been known to kill people. It specializes in fish. The bottom photo shows that it has a long, slender snout adapted for that purpose. Its legs are also small for a crocodilian; that's because it spends a lot of time in the water even by croc standards and doesn't need to get around on land.

One factor that probably made a difference in this case was the gharial's size. The bigger a crocodilian gets, the greater the range of prey it can take.

Endangered crocodile species kills local man – Orangutan Foundation



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