Kalia Was a Maneating Crocodile That Menaced the Area Around the Dhamara River For Over 50 Years
In addition to being known as the largest reptile on earth, saltwater crocodiles are also formidable predators. Their jaws not only have the strongest bite in the animal world but the fact that they are able to hold their breath for long periods of time makes it possible for them to prey on terrestrial animals.
Krys, a Two-Ton Crocodile, Was Named After the Glamorous Hunter Who Shot Him for His Hide
Krys was a massive saltwater crocodile that was shot and killed by the famous crocodile hunter of the Gulf, Krystina Pawlowski. The kill happened with a single shot at the banks of the Norman River in 1957 and not only earned her the name One Shot but also a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Forest Service Closes Illinois Road to Protect Venomous Snakes During Mass Migration in Shawnee National Forest
Illinois residents and tourists can view the unusual and amazing phenomenon of thousands of snakes and other reptiles hurrying from their breeding grounds to reach the limestone bluffs where they'll hibernate this winter.
The Horrifying Story of How Soldiers Were Savagely Mauled by Crocodiles in the Ramree Island Massacre
Ramree Island is located off the coast of Burma, in the Bay of Bengal. During the Second World War, the Battle of Ramree Island was fought between the British and Japanese from January 14 to February 22, 1945.
The Prehistoric Titanoboa is the Largest Snake Ever Discovered
The average boa which is typically 15 feet long and weighs an impressive 500 pounds has nothing on Titanoboa which is known to reach lengths of up to 50 feet and weigh a cool 2500 pounds! It's a good thing therefore that they existed during the Paleocene period which followed the extinction of the dinosaurs.
A 1000 Pound Male Saltie Named Jaws III Who Was Brutally Possessive of His Space
According to Wikipedia, the saltwater crocodile or saltie is the largest living reptile and crocodilian known. While males grow to a length of up to 6 m (20 ft), rarely exceeding 6.3 m (21 ft) or weight of 1,000–1,300 kg (2,200–2,900 lb), females tend to be much smaller and rarely surpass 3 m (10 ft).
Gustave, a Legendary Nile Crocodile, Mauled Over 300 People to Death
This fearsome beast, nicknamed Gustave, is said to have killed at least 300 people. Stalking the shores of Lake Tanganyika and Ruzizi River in the African nation of Burundi, this man-eater is estimated to be 20 feet in length and weighs a massive 2000 pounds.
A Massive Burmese Python Caught in Everglades Might Have Been a Pet Released Into the Wild
Wikipedia describes the Burmese python as "a dark-colored non-venomous snake with many brown blotches bordered by black down the back. In the wild, Burmese pythons typically grow to 5 m (16 ft)." One of the largest species of snakes, it is native to countries such as India, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Arizona Game and Fish Department seeks homes for 200 Sonoran Desert tortoises
Desert Tortoise Adoption Program Coordinator Tegan Wolf feeds the Sonoran Desert tortoise named Thanos.(Jeff Kronenfeld) (Pinal County, AZ) The Sonoran Desert tortoise named Thanos happily chomps lettuce from the hand of Tegan Wolf, the desert tortoise adoption program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
This "Super Croc" Lurked in the Prehistoric Rivers
When one thinks of the Cretaceous period, it is not surprising that dinosaurs are the first word that comes to mind. Along with the enormous beasts that roamed the earth during that time period is the Sarcosuchus imperator, a super croc known to grow up to an impressive 41 feet in length and have 100 teeth with which to hunt down its prey.
Have a blast with dad this weekend at the Carlisle Mid-Atlantic Reptile Expo
Father's Day is a day for many kids to give dad a break from his usual duties. However, if your dad is a reptile enthusiast, he might love to spend his special day at The Mid-Atlantic Reptile Expo in Carlisle, Pennsylvania this weekend.
The Dinosaur of The Turtle World is The Alligator Snapping Turtle
Snapping turtlePhoto by Donna Yarbrough on Unsplash. Snapping turtles are large freshwater turtles that are unable to withdraw their head and legs fully into their shells, and so have extremely powerful jaws that they use to defend themselves by snapping. Snapping turtles can either be the common snapping kind or alligator snapping turtle.
These Cobras Spit at Their Victims From a Distance
Two snakes that attack by spitting venom at their victims are the Mozambique Spitting Cobra, scientific name Naja mossambica, and the Indochinese Spitting Cobra, scientific name Naja siamensis.
The Largest King Cobra Ever Recorded Was Found in Malaysia
The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is commonly found in South East Asia and India. They usually grow between 9-12 feet in length. King Cobras are part of the Ophiophagus family which basically means snake eaters.
The Largest Alligator Ever Recorded Was Found in Louisiana
Alligators are known to flourish in the rivers and lakes in the southern parts of the United States so it is not a surprise that the largest alligator ever recorded was found in Marsh Island, Louisiana in 1890. Legend has it that the epic beast measured 19.2 feet in length (5.85m), however, this has not been verified.