Crocodiles–Some Facts

During my Trip to Hogenakkal Falls,I happen to visit a Crocodile Farm which is around 1km from Hogenakkal Falls..

And My visit to this Farm I got to see the Crocodiles in some quite unusual positions which kept me thinking as What is the reason behind it..
One such Capture is as follows–



In the above picture as You can see all the Crocodiles have their mouth closed except one,Now that made me think whether it was a real or fake(My Knowledge on Animal behavior is really poor),as I kept looking at the Crocodile for good 10 minutes and still there was no movement,but a minute watch helped me to see the tongue of the Crocodile in motion and I came to know that it is a real one.. πŸ˜›

Now Why the Crocodile was in that position—The Reason(after little bit of Googling) was that in order to reduce body temperature Crocodile used to sit with their Mouth Open and The body heat therefore is lost through the soft, moist skin of the mouth and tongueΒ and I really don’t know for how long they sit in that position :-P.In-Fact a Crocodile can reduce the Body Temperature in only 3 ways–Getting into the Water,Getting into the Shade or Sit with its mouth open.

Each crocodile jaw carries 24 sharp teeth meant to grasp and crush, not to chew.That’s why they swallow stones that grind the food inside their stomachs (the stomach stones also serve as ballast).The teeth are continuously replaced along the crocodile’s life.And In total Crocodiles have 64-70 teeth and The Crocodile in the Picture above has 66 teeth(I swear I counted them.. ;))

I also saw many cut marks on the Body of Crocodiles in the Farm and upon talking with the Farm keepers I came to know that it is due to the aggressiveness during Matting Seasons.

Generally they are pretty quite and looked like totally lazy bunch of Crocs to me lying beside the Pool all day long.. :-P,But mind you they can crush anything with their powerful jaws and inflicts powerful blows their tails.

They can live upto 80 years.

So,These were some facts about Crocodile,Please do visit the Crocodile Farm whenever you are in Hogenakkal…. πŸ˜€


81 thoughts on “Crocodiles–Some Facts

  1. Nice research. They are look lazy but they are dangerous. And one must keep an eye on their movements because they are fast runners and can reach a speed of 35km/h in ground and 10km/h in water.

      • Lol..You are wishing me for a Death Trap.. πŸ˜›
        I know once I pour my heart on Her,She will definitely tore it into pieces.. πŸ˜›
        May be that is the whole idea as no one can resist a Handsome Guy you know.. πŸ˜‰

      • Hahaha.. i just couldn’t stop laughing on this one..
        “No one can resist a Handsome Guy”..:-D
        Well I am sure this she (Croc ) could not resist any more.. πŸ˜›

      • Hehehe..Yup even she have a Heart that beats for someone she can’t resist.. πŸ˜›
        But you know looking at the consequences I had to made her resist me.. πŸ˜›

      • Hahaha…Wah Wah Mera Post aaj mujh pe hi bhari pad gaya.. πŸ˜›
        Arey I know “Darr ke aage Jeet hai” But yeh Darr nahi uska obsession hai “To Get Me”.. πŸ˜‰
        Dialogue to suna hi hoga “Main tumhe Bhool jao ye ho nahi sakta,Tum mujhe bhool jao yeh main hone nahi doonga”.. πŸ˜›
        That female Croc was saying these lines with her mouth wide open and I knew she was obsessed like Hell,So I ran off.. πŸ˜›

      • Well the answer is in this statement only β€œMain tumhe Bhool jao ye ho nahi sakta,Tum mujhe bhool jao yeh main hone nahi doonga” So wherever you go she will find you.. πŸ˜€
        The only thing that I would say here is “Bhag Harsha Bhag” πŸ˜›

      • Hahaha..Yes Yes you are absolutely right.. πŸ˜›
        Now my story is going to be like “Bhag Milkha Bhag” with me as the main character,well Running Character I would rather say.. πŸ˜›

    • Ya they are really bored and at the same time quite Lazy.. πŸ˜‰
      And Yes really stared at them for good 10 min just to know whether the One with the Mouth Open is a real one.. πŸ™‚

  2. Facts about Crocs turned out to be interesting with so many Smileys! πŸ™‚
    Harsha, you have interest about so many things! πŸ™‚
    I visited a Crocodile Farm near Chennai when I was in School! After that saw a couple of them lazying at zoos. Reading about crocs after many days indeed thanks 2 U! πŸ™‚

  3. Did you really stare at the scary thing for 10 mins ? O,O Wow… Also mahn you counted its teeth, guess the 10 mins were spent on the counting πŸ˜‰ Also 80 years is a very long time, I am sure when I visit Hogenakkal after a span of 30-40 years I will get to see the same crocodile you captured in the pic πŸ˜›

    • Yes Yes Najm and Yep I counted the Teeth too and the 10 mins were spent on figuring out whether the Croc was Real or Not.. πŸ˜›
      And Yes u will get to see the Same Croc if you visit after 30-40 years but remember to take this Photo with you.. πŸ˜‰

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