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Crocodile

Crocodile

This young Crocodile had climbed up into this kopje and was resting under a bush. Previously, he had been sharing a pool below that was crowded with catfish, on which it was daily gorging itself. Because of a lengthy drought, the water-level had shrunk too low to cover the crocodile, or to support the crowded catfish which were dying off rapidly. It was taking a rest before continuing a search for a new venue. We were careful to stay back about 15 feet to keep out of range of its powerful tail. Another reason for not antagonizing a crocodile is that it can outrun a man! [ Mondavu Dam area, Zimbabwe].