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Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

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The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa and is generally considered the second largest crocodilian after the Saltwater crocodile. Adult male Nile crocodiles usually range from 4 to 5 meters long and largest ones grow up to 5,5 meters long and weight up to a 1000 kilograms, females are a lot smaller than males 2,2 to 3,8 meters long with only a very small number that grow up to 4 meters long.
 In search for the largest crocodilian skulls in museums the largest veriafiable Nile crocodile skulls found were several housed in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, sourced from nearby Lake Chamo, which apparently included several specimens with a skull length more than 65 cm long (26 in) with the largest one 68,6 cm /27 in) in length with a mandibular length of 87 cm (34 in). Nile crocodiles with skulls this size are likely to measure in the range of 5,4 to 5,6 m (17 ft 9 in to 18 ft 4 in) which is also the length of the animals according to the museum where they were found. However larger skulls may exist, The detached head of an excepcionally large Nile crocodile (killed in 1968 and measuring 5,87 m (19 ft 3 in) in length was found to have weighed 166 kg (366 lb) including the large tendons used to shut the jaw. (Wikipedia)
Pictures taken from the book Crocodiles and Alligators (Charles A. Ross and Dr. Stephen Garnett)

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Big Nile crocodiles from Lake Chamo
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Dominant male in Saint Lucia Lagoon, South Africa
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Great dentition of big male
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Great closeup of big male 
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Nile crocodiles are actually quite decently sized on average: 527 kg! 
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/91/5/1280/903109
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(10-22-2019, 02:23 AM)DinoFan83 Wrote: Nile crocodiles are actually quite decently sized on average: 527 kg! 
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/91/5/1280/903109

But that didn't stop an 11-year-old girl in Zimbabwe from doing this! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10...ends-life/, https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/brave-1...66565.html
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(10-30-2019, 09:53 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(10-22-2019, 02:23 AM)DinoFan83 Wrote: Nile crocodiles are actually quite decently sized on average: 527 kg! 
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/91/5/1280/903109

But that didn't stop a 9-year-old girl in Zimbabwe from doing this! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10...ends-life/, https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/brave-1...66565.html

I think that applies to more or less anything. Getting poked in the eyes would probably cause just about any predator to let go of you.
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Monster Nile croc skull



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alzoYpjRZCU
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(11-05-2019, 01:57 PM)Verdugo Wrote: Monster Nile croc skull



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alzoYpjRZCU

@GuateGojira ...
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Hippos are much bigger than these crocodiles, so they can dominate the crocs on an individual basis: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...cture.html

But if an army of hippos is outnumbered by an army of crocs, then the hippos are in trouble:




Back in Zambia, 2014, an army of about 100 crocs attacked a group of hippos: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/ferocio...-1.1758584, https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/47...-of-hippos
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(11-08-2019, 09:05 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: Hippos are much bigger than these crocodiles, so they can dominate the crocs on an individual basis: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...cture.html

But if an army of hippos is outnumbered by an army of crocs, then the hippos are in trouble:




Back in Zambia, 2014, an army of about 100 crocs attacked a group of hippos: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/ferocio...-1.1758584, https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/47...-of-hippos

Why I mentioned this is related to the question of what would happen if saltwater crocodiles (the largest species) meet orcas (killer whales)https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-saltwat...7#pid94207
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Large male in Selous Reserve in Tanzania
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