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Saltwater Crocodile-Great White Shark interactions

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This same face-off was posted on every animal vs animal blog site in the past. While the crocodile does stand a chance, the advantage goes to the great white shark which has a weight advantage of roughly half-a-ton. A much better showdown would be saltwater crocodile vs tiger shark; more evenly matched.
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(04-02-2018, 01:10 PM)brotherbear Wrote: This same face-off was posted on every animal vs animal blog site in the past. While the crocodile does stand a chance, the advantage goes to the great white shark which has a weight advantage of roughly half-a-ton. A much better showdown would be saltwater crocodile vs tiger shark; more evenly matched.

Completely agree. Shark is much more evasive on water too and knows the ins and outs of a direct confrontation more than crocodiles do, crocodiles ambush their prey almost all the time. Sharks have to bum-rush their prey or they escape.
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(04-02-2018, 01:10 PM)brotherbear Wrote: This same face-off was posted on every animal vs animal blog site in the past. While the crocodile does stand a chance, the advantage goes to the great white shark which has a weight advantage of roughly half-a-ton. A much better showdown would be saltwater crocodile vs tiger shark; more evenly matched.

While obviously weight does matter in this face-off, I feel like it matters less than in face-offs between felines and ursids.

Big cats and bears go into a grappling match when fighting with another big cat or bear. In a grappling match, size and strength is absolutely vital.

In a face-off between a saltie and great white, the match will be decided by who can land the best bite. Weight still matters, but not as much, in my opinion.
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Regardless of a troubled past, its good to hear from you here Vodmeister. Yes, I was thinking about it myself as I was typing that post. Weight in water is very different than on dry land. Just for fun, how do you think a salty would fare against a tiger shark of relatively equal proportions?
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( This post was last modified: 04-06-2018, 11:30 PM by Vodmeister )

(04-06-2018, 02:06 PM)brotherbear Wrote: Regardless of a troubled past, its good to hear from you here Vodmeister. Yes, I was thinking about it myself as I was typing that post. Weight in water is very different than on dry land. Just for fun, how do you think a salty would fare against a tiger shark of relatively equal proportions?

Haha no problem

At equal weight I'm inclined to favour the crocodile.

There's very little footage or even records about interactions between saltwater crocodiles and sharks, which makes it difficult to make a judgement.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAnugpiJg3o

In this video, the sharks look slightly longer and certainly a fair bit heavier than the crocodile, but the crocodile does not look afraid at all.
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( This post was last modified: 04-09-2018, 06:44 AM by epaiva )

In 2014 I asked croc expert in Saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) Adam Britton the next two questions attached is his answer.
Hello Adam, hope you and your family are having a very good time this days. Adam I have a few questions that I am sure you have the answer to them about Saltwater Crocodiles. 
1' What is the size of largest prey taken by a Saltwater Crocodile? 
2 Have a person seen Salwater Crocodilus fighting or interacting with Great White Sharks? if so what was the result of their clash?
The largest prey that saltwater crocodiles take is generally water buffalo, although only very large crocodiles can take on such powerful creatures. Generally salties take much smaller prey. There are no examples of salties taking on great white sharks that I know of, although it would be hypothetically possible I supposed, but so rare that actually finding evidence of it would be extremely unlikely. I don't rate the crocodile's chances against a good sized shark anyway. Happy New Year to you Edouard!

My personal opinion is that a Great White Shark will win if it fights with a Saltwater crocodile in open deep waters  because it can move freely with out any problems but if they do in shallow waters it would be a very different result with the Salwater crocodile winning the bout. I have never seen a video or information of them interacting so we have to wait until something like that is seen and filmed by a person, I think that if they meet each other they will go their own way with out any problem.
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( This post was last modified: 05-22-2018, 12:38 PM by Shir Babr )

(04-06-2018, 11:29 PM)Vodmeister Wrote:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAnugpiJg3o

In this video, the sharks look slightly longer and certainly a fair bit heavier than the crocodile, but the crocodile does not look afraid at all.


Those are lemon sharks, nothing to do with whites...
And is always the same with croc bias, if the animal isn't over 5 meters they'll claim is small. Also crocs have low stamina.
About #1, crocs targeting the throat, that's a new one...
#36 In other words, the croc will only have the advantage if the shark is unable to move freely.
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