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Old 01-24-2012, 04:06   #1
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Alligator and crocodile

Many of my American friends ask what the difference is between an alligator and crocodile. Firstly, alligators have rounded snouts compared to crocs and secondly crocs are a little bigger. This croc was shot in Zambia where they can be a bit of a pest, taking tribeswomen who do the washing in the local rivers.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:39   #2
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Many of my American friends ask what the difference is between an alligator and crocodile.
Which one is a mammal?

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:14   #3
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That is one prehistoric looking beast!
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Hay it cut down on divorce. Just send the wife down to wash clothes and in the evening find a new girlfriend.

Big ass croc.........
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:24   #5
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Hay it cut down on divorce. Just send the wife down to wash clothes and in the evening find a new girlfriend.

Big ass croc.........


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Which is a mammal?
Old 01-24-2012, 13:12   #6
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Which is a mammal?

It was a toss up as to put it in the Fin or Fur section. Funnily enough, the tribesmen seldom make an effort to kill a killer croc because they believe witchcraft killed their wives and that sorcerers change themselves from people into crocs to kill people, so it is useless finding a croc and killing it.
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Thanks for the pic. I've seen some pretty large crocs watching various safari videos (Zambia & Botswana are on the "bucket list"), but that is a serious old boy they got out of there. Did that one come out of the Luangwa?
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Croc from Zambia
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Croc from Zambia

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Thanks for the pic. I've seen some pretty large crocs watching various safari videos (Zambia & Botswana are on the "bucket list"), but that is a serious old boy they got out of there. Did that one come out of the Luangwa?
I believe it did come from the Luangua River, a place that produces good buffalo too.
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Latest news on this picture.............
Old 01-24-2012, 17:58   #9
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Unhappy Latest news on this picture.............

Sorry guys,got some bad news here,I just got back my PM from the man himself ()"Old Crocodile Dundee" and he said the picture I sent him was Photoshopped......... Sorry...........

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What does an Aussie know about crocs?
Old 01-25-2012, 10:30   #10
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What does an Aussie know about crocs?

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Sorry guys,got some bad news here,I just got back my PM from the man himself ()"Old Crocodile Dundee" and he said the picture I sent him was Photoshopped......... Sorry...........

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Australian crocs would be called house lizards here in Africa.
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It is a big croc....but....
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It is a big croc....but....

It is a big croc....but.....once again scale.

As with Hogzilla and other pictures of giant animals anytime the people are set behind the animal - and it is in the foreground - it looks somewhat larger than it really is.

Even having the first row of people only sitting 5 feet behind the beast would give it the appearance of being much larger.

In this case a better picture would have had one of the locals laying down along it's back - or set the log on the back teeth and have a child sitting in the mouth.
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Thats true Pete
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It is a big croc....but.....once again scale.

As with Hogzilla and other pictures of giant animals anytime the people are set behind the animal - and it is in the foreground - it looks somewhat larger than it really is.

Even having the first row of people only sitting 5 feet behind the beast would give it the appearance of being much larger.

In this case a better picture would have had one of the locals laying down along it's back - or set the log on the back teeth and have a child sitting in the mouth.
Professional Hunters all pull the same tricks with long lenses and depth of field, however, getting tribesmen to sit on the croc, or horror of horror, put a child in its mouth , is going a bridge too far.
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Old 01-25-2012, 15:22   #13
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I'm speechless, I've never seen a reptile like that. In Florida I don't think even the everglades have alligators or crocs that large, maybe only about 12ft. at the largest. Sometimes they crawl into people's pools or try crossing the interstate, sometimes they even creep into the city. Would hate to walk outside and see that thing at an intersection

How many times did they have to shoot it?
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I think the people in this village haven't heard of photo-shopping,, YET..

They just capture their crocs live and keep them as pets...

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Croc's vs Alligator's
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Croc's vs Alligator's

Can they make shoes and handbags out of crocs? TK
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