TIMID CREA­TURES

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

Fresh­wa­ter crocs are gen­er­ally timid crea­tures and have a diet con­sist­ing mainly of small an­i­mals such as in­sects, fish, frogs, lizards, tur­tles, bats and wa­ter­birds, and should be left alone if ob­served in the wild. They can be dis­tin­guished from es­tu­ar­ine (or salt­wa­ter) crocs by their smaller size and nar­rower snouts. How­ever like many wild an­i­mals, fresh­wa­ter crocodiles may show ag­gres­sive be­hav­iour if they feel threat­ened or cor­nered and vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged not to ap­proach the an­i­mal if they are lucky enough to see it in the wild.

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