crocodile


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crocodile

any large, tropical, aquatic lizardlike reptile of the order Crocodilia, possessing a four-chambered heart that is unique in reptiles.

crocodile

large aquatic reptile, member of the family Crocodylidae. Includes the Nile (Crocodylus niloticus), the Marsh or Mugger (C. palustris), the Estuarine or Saltwater (C. porosus), the American (C. acutus), New Guinea (C. novaeguineae) and the West African (Osteolaemus tetraspis) crocodile. Crocodile and alligator farms are now an established means of producing hides for commerce.
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Smee," he said huskily, "that crocodile would have had me before this, but by a lucky chance it swallowed a clock which goes tick tick inside it, and so before it can reach me I hear the tick and bolt.
I have often," said Smee, "noticed your strange dread of crocodiles.
The police said they suspect the crocodile might have been abandoned by its original owner who had purchased and kept it as a pet.
The symbolism Of the crocodile is rooted in Iatmul mythology, which traces the Iatmul ancestry back to a great primordial crocodile.
The area is heavily infested with crocodiles, and culling is viewed by the local government as critical for the control of crocodile population and prevent further loss of human lives in that province.
The park will be home to hundreds of crocodiles, and the Dubai Crocodile Park will be completed by the end of 2016, the civic body said in a media statement.
If you see a crocodile doing the same thing, it's 'attacking the ball.
DIWANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: Diwaniya's police killed a crocodile today that had taken up residence in the city river, amid reports that there is a second crocodile in the area.
A RISING number of crocodile attacks on humans has led to a pioneering project involving Cardiff University researchers catching and tagging the man-eaters.
Staff at Cardiff University's field centre in Malaysia are working alongside the Sabah Wildlife Department to tackle the rising number of crocodile attacks on humans in Borneo.
The American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, currently is considered endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and is listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (http:// www.
A TEENAGE boy has been killed by a crocodile while swimming in a creek at a remote island community.