Friday, December 15, 2006

Baby crocodiles





The beauty of nature, life and the various life forms that inhabit planet earth along with us, never ceases to amaze me. I am a big animal lover.However, reptiles are something that I prefer watching from a distance.My husband visited Sri Lanka recently (lucky guy--gets to travel a lot in his job) and had a chance to actually hold a baby crocodile!

I found this info about baby crocs interesting

When they are ready to hatch the baby crocodiles make a yapping sound from inside the eggs. This lets mum know her babies are ready to hatch so she digs them up and if they are having trouble getting out of their shells, she helps them by rolling the eggs inside her mouth and gently squeezing them until they hatch.

Mum may also carry her babies to water.
The baby crocodiles have to find insects to eat. Mum protects them for a month or two, but then they are completely on their own.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm surprised to learn the mother sticks around and does help them for a little bit. Those are really cool pictures!

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  2. If this showed up in my shower I can safely say I wouldn't want to keep it.

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  3. i'm not a gr8 fan of crocs ... ur husband's really brave...

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