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In between encounters with crocodiles and hippos during their months in Africa, the researchers snorkeled and dived to gather examples of every cichlid they could.

Mukherjee decided to visit the National Chambal Sanctuary to capture the fight for the survival of these crocodiles.

They tend to be darker than crocodiles and are less likely to be aggressive.

Its features hint that crocodiles may have journeyed from Africa to the Americas.

They are the first footprint evidence that some ancient ancestors of modern crocodiles walked on two legs.

Winston Churchill once said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”

On another trip, a defiant caiman (a South American crocodile) devours his mosquito net.

One of these heroes is an insect-loving contemporary of Charles Darwin, the other a crocodile-wrestling Steve Irwin acolyte.

The bags themselves were covetable items as ever, relying on highest-quality material: ostrich and crocodile.

The insatiable crocodile of Israeli colonialism is far too fat.

What we shall do if an Indian springs from behind the bushes, or a crocodile comes out of the sedge, I don't know.

As they looked toward the spot, the fearful head and jaws of a crocodile could be seen reaching up out of the water.

No Indian sprang from the bush, no crocodile came out of the sedge; and the river was crossed without one of them being drowned.

All at once, a crocodile appeared close to the boat, capsized it, and with open jaws was ready to devour the man.

Because in far distant times he saved the life of a Chinaman from the fury of a crocodile.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crocodile, such as: assailant, thief, and thug.

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