Indian crocodiles

Indian crocodiles in Sri Lanka. So far as I can tell, these are all mugger or marsh crocodiles, rather than the saltwater crocodiles.  Growing up to 4-5 metres in length, mugger crocodiles are ambush predators which wait in the shallows for prey to come close.  Many have been killed by humans, either for food or as a result of attacks on people who use the crocodiles’ habitat for bathing.

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