Post any pics, facts and advice about crocodilians.
That would be Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus). Dwarf alligator. They are about 4 feet long and a little under 15 pounds as adults. Also bad idea. But that is the answer to your question.
A tegu is not a gator. They need very large enclosures for their size. Water features, the works. It certainly can be done, you just need a lot of experience and knowledge on how to deal with dangerous animals.
This. Also caiman tend to be bitey as fuck and can really hurt you if they bite and decide to not immediately let go.
Gators are by far the best crocodilian pets, but unfortunately get huge.
-crocodile mom to protect and move her cubs keeps them inside her mounth
-when cubs are in danger they emit a squeaky sound
-cubs know how to hunt and kill since the day of their birth, they are literally natural born killers
-crocodile sounds are weird
No croc thread is complete without Sarcosuchus imperator. All other crocs are inferior.
I've been watching Kamp Kenan videos a lot on youtube to learn about tortoises, which are his specialty, but he also has this video up of a guy who built a greenhouse in Florida specifically to house various species of crocs. It's a great looking facility. here's the video:
this imagery gives me strange and dangerous urges
Males do not. How much protection the female provides depends on species. Both crocs and alligators guard their nest until hatching and help the babies to water. Alligator females stay with the babies from months to one year +. Crocodile females, generally, are pretty much done when babies are hatched and escorted to water, but again that varies by specific species.
They can island hop. Though it probably doesn't happen often. Though it does explain the salt water crocs distribution throught out northern Australia, a lot of south east asia all the way to india
Generally alligators are pretty chill
My family has swam in waters that we know they are in for years. Granted we try to give them fairly wide berth and if they seem interested enough to come close we leave. And as a rule of thumb no one under 16 can come. Closest encounter we ever had was one scared us off of our troutline we had set up.
Swimming in the morning/evening is the worst time around them though because thats when they are looking for food.
Reptiles don't have penises. They have a phallus with a groove or grooves on the surface to conduct semen. There's no urethra. Hemipenes are technically one phallus with a bifurcated head. The base is wide enough in snakes and some lizards to appear as if it were two but the monitors can have a phallus like a horse cock where the hemipenes are only like the flare. If I can find it I'll post a vid of a monitor expressing his phallus.
Modern crocodilians are really, really, REALLY fucking weird from an evolutionary standpoint.
That whole cold-blooded-aquatic-ambush-predator thing? That's new. In fact, most Crocodylomorphs were more of the "warm-blooded terrestrial" persuasion.
Also, they've got dormant feather genes.
Modern crocodilians are still closer to being halfway between warm blooded a and cold blooded. They have exceptional control over their metabolism and blood flow, have a four-chambered heart and breath like a bird. They make it easy to see how 'warm' and 'cold' blood are really just far ends of a scale and not separate things
>The video linked shows a crocodile eating a pig
>The other guy was talking about swimming with alligators
>Some dumbass tries to correct me when I don't need corrected
>Implying Alligators have the same temperament as Crocodiles
Cuban croc is best croc.
>relatively longest legs, teeth and "horns"
>seems to be most intelligent and social
>dominates larger american crocs
>very aggressive for its size
>probably hunted giant sloths in the past
U mad capitalistas?
Nile, americans, large false gharials, large muggers, morelet's (even though they are small).
Crocodilians: American alligator and black caiman.
known to get huge or have shown aggression towards humans but no verified deaths: Orinocos, Cubans.
And underrestimated tier: Gharials.
"However, big gharials are not limited to a diet of small prey as they are alleged to sometimes take goats and feral dogs."
"There are a couple of authenticated attacks on humans: 55 year old Sankara Behera was attacked by one in 1979 at the Satkoshia Gorge Sanctuary (Bustard & Singh 1981). It grabbed his arm and he fell into the river; his son rescued him and he later recovered. A few other people have been bitten (Steel 1989), but these attacks mostly seem to have been motivated by territoriality or nest-defence."
"The largest recorded length is 6.25 m (20.5 ft), and the largest recorded weight is 977 kg (2,154 lb)."
Inb4 thin snout, An over 20 feet gharial would have a snout thicker than a human arm. Also larger crocs also get relatively more robust skulls.
Hey croc you are cool and all
But just remember your place