Freshwater Crocodile
Crocodylus johnstoni
Freshwater Crocodiles have a narrow snout, sharp teeth and webbed hind feet. Their body colour is light brown with darker bands on the body and tail, although colour can vary depending on their environment. Freshwater crocodiles will bite if they’re disturbed; however their jaws are designed to catch fish, not large mammals. Like the larger Estuarine crocodile, Freshwater crocodiles are ambush hunters. Although active during the day, they hunt mainly at night. Their diet consists of fish, crustaceans and insects. As an opportunistic predator, they will also feed upon small mammals, birds and reptiles that venture too close.

Did you know?: Despite their appearances, turtles and birds are more closely related to crocodiles than lizards.

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