a nile crocodile sunbathing, crocodiles of uganda
Nile crocodiles only concern is big cats, hippos, elephants and humans. Big Cats have been known to kill and eat nile crocodiles. Adult Nile crocodiles use their bodies and tail to herd groups of fish toward a bank, and eat them with quick sideways jerks of their heads. They also cooperate, blocking migrating fish by forming a semicircle across the river. The most dominant crocodile eats first.
Their ability to lie concealed with most of their body underwater, combined with their speed over short distances, makes them effective opportunistic hunters of larger prey. They grab such prey in their powerful jaws, drag it into the water, and hold it underneath until it drowns. They will also scavenge kills, although they avoid rotting meat. Groups of Nile crocodiles may travel hundreds of meters (yards) from a waterway to feast on a carcass.
Once their prey is dead, they rip off and swallow chunks of flesh. When groups of Nile crocodiles are sharing a kill, they use each other for leverage, biting down hard and then twisting their body to tear off large pieces of meat. This is called the death roll. They may also get the necessary leverage by lodging their prey under branches or stones, before rolling and ripping.
|City||Murchison Falls||Weather||Cloudy, Rain|
|Activity||Boat ride||Tour||GAP (Great Adventure People)|
|Model||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi||Width||2829|
|Height||2122||Flash||Off, Did not fire|
|White Bal.||Auto||Program||Aperture-priority AE|
|Altitude||72.20685579 m||File Size||4.0 MB|