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    Muggers also called Marsh Crocodiles
    Crocodylus palustris

    You can readily make out who the boss is. He just climbs over everyone else and lunges first when lunch is announced.

    The crocodiles have such a low metabolic rate and conserve energy in a superb fashion. They need a good meal just twenty times a year. While you see crocodiles mostly lying still and quiet, they are capable of moving pretty fast. And surprisingly they can run too.

    These are marsh crocodiles also called muggers.

    For an entirely different take on this pit, see this.

    This picture happens to be the most interesting picture in Flickr with the tag Croc.

    See all the crocodile pictures in this stream.

    Sparkyfaisca, Small, Stacybott, and 84 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. jameswoodphotographer 105 months ago | reply

      Crikey! Thanks for adding your photos to the Steve Irwin Tribute flickr group...

    2. GeoWombats 104 months ago | reply

      Great photo and I've blogged it at hoping that others can be inspired for our project. Thank you!

    3. moore_tips 103 months ago | reply

      Now this is scary!!!
      Great picture...

    4. Cory' 102 months ago | reply

      I really like your your Animal Photography - Hereby you are invited to join Ultimate Animal Photography


    5. Pandiyan 102 months ago | reply

      Thanks kind folks.

    6. tom_bishop_lover_13 102 months ago | reply

      This is a nightmare in its self. It is really cool how you got sooo close to the crocodiles without getting killed! this picture has a good set up and even on both sides of the picture.

    7. Galway Nutter (Michelle) 98 months ago | reply

      Pandiyan,I've just come across this. Do you know about it?

    8. Pandiyan 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks Tom and jkenned.

      Hello Michelle. Nice to see you after quite a while. I am not regular in Flickr as before and it is time I paid a visit to you. Thanks for the link.

    9. jimi the kewl 92 months ago | reply

      ohaa, muthis bir foto lan bu!

    10. Jade*Rose_future_star 91 months ago | reply

      This in zoom would make me petrified!!!!:O (did i spell that right I'm omly 12?)

    11. mckirkjane 89 months ago | reply

      Sorry they are not crocodile they are elegator and it is known that elegators are not as killer as crocodiles. Both of them don`t like people thats true but :) But a lot of elegator make me afraid everytime :)

      Thanks for sharing


    12. Pandiyan 89 months ago | reply

      mckirjane, thanks for your comment. They are not alligators. They are a species of crocodiles called marsh crocodiles. It is true they have broad snouts but they are crocodiles. And of course both alligators and crocodiles are not such killers as the human beings :)

    13. artland 86 months ago | reply


    14. onemarinesgirl1974 [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      awesome picture.

    15. Ed_X 80 months ago | reply


      If I may add to the crocodile/alligator discussion: Alligators are only found in America and parts of China. Caymans, a subspecies or order of the Alligator's only in the America's.

      It seems this farm is in India if I am not mistaken.
      The Marsh Crocodile is rather rare and is only seen in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is extinct in Myanmar.

      It is the broad head that makes him look like the American Alligator (Alligatorus mississippiensis), and that might have led to the confusiion here.

      The Marsh crocodile, together with the salt water crocodile are the most dangerous crocodiles in the world regarding attacks on humans.

    16. ali_gata1970 73 months ago | reply

      Love this shot, it looks like this big guy is sitting say feed me NOW!!!!

    17. wquatman 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nature and General Animal Photography-Showcase and Discussion, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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