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Thread: Today picture in Telegraph; Wow never appreciated size of crocodiles

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    Today picture in Telegraph; Wow never appreciated size of crocodiles

    I knew crocs grew to a healthy size, but the following picture puts it into perspective, also what the heck bit off its right leg
    You think when they say 5m most of it is tail and body, but sheesh that head is large.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...July-2011.html
    Great to see as a tourist though, and not in a zoo.

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    never knew they got that big
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    I wonder what the tourists by the rail were thinking, F was used a lot I bet
    Wonder if they were warned about the size beforehand.
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    Think I'd be adding to the water in the boat myself...

    In my youth I participated in an alligator wrestling demo at a FL reptile place. Jaws tied, but I found out a small'ish 5' - 6' (2m) 'gator is quite a handful for a reasonably strapping young kid, and that tail is a wicked weapon!
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    Yeah I am not surprised Don - about the tail not your wrestling alligators
    look at the minimum amount of ripples generated with that croc even that far out of the water (must be a lot of power from the tail and not just speed like a great white), killing machines for sure.
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    There is some conjecture in the papers here (in Australia) that the shot is fake

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    Are we sure there wasn't some Photoshop involved here?

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    Depends on how Telegraph found or receive their photos.
    Whatmore, anymore info on that, just wondering if it was a local photo or discussion due to the Telegraph photo.
    If it is a photoshop, seems strange to also make the right leg bitten off ages ago and then make it look like it healed (lot of effort as it would also require the body to be added where the leg was) - but then that is not much of a case against it being photoshop , especially with the talented people out there.
    While some may feel such a bite mark should kill the croc, there have been other animals/mammals/etc with massive dmg, reminds me of a great white that had a chunk taken out of its face-nose.

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    Just did a photo search for comparison and there are large ones even in captivity.

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    If it is photoshop work, it is darn good. The crock actually moves in and out of plane of focus consistent as best as I can see in the low res image relative to passengers. Is there a link to articles claiming it is fake?

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    I also liked this image of the owl on the windshield a it met it's demise. Also in the same newspaper as I scrolled through the images

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...1.html?image=2
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