Ever wondered the difference between a Freshwater Crocodile and an Estuarine Crocodile? Wondered what they eat, where you can find them, and how big they get? We’re here to help!
Firstly – they are much more slender-snouted and considerably smaller in build and overall size, compared to the estuarine crocodile. Some people say they are harmless to humans as a result … but we still wouldn’t want a bite from them!
They grow up to approximately 3m in length, and can be found in a variety of areas including rivers, creeks, pools, lagoons and swamps.
They particularly like the wet season, as they use the floodwaters to move throughout the flood plains. However, they do prefer to inhabit the shallow waters at the edge of water bodies.
Freshwater Crocodiles are known to be cannibalistic, with larger individuals sometimes preying on hatchlings. Generally, they will eat anything from crustaceans, insects, spiders, fish and frogs, to turtles, lizards, snakes, birds and mammals. Easily pleased!