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Estuarine Crocodile
Estuarine Crocodile
The world's largest and most dangerous reptile is also referred to as the saltwater crocodile. Females lay between 30-70 eggs in a mound of mud and plant matter, located within 10 metres of the water. She guards the nest until the eggs hatch, this takes about three months. As the hatchlings emerge, the devoted mother carries her delicate offspring to the water in her mouth - those bone crushing jaws can be gentle too! Yes, crocodile tears are real - they are shed to rid the body of excess salt ingested with their food.