Watch a Hungry Crocodile Chomp Down on and Drag a Lawn Mower into the Water
Ever been annoyed by the sound of someone mowing the lawn? Crocodiles don’t seem to prefer it much either, and aren’t shy about taking down the source of the problem! In the below video, we see a massive crocodile wrestling with zoo staff who happen to have gotten a lawnmower a bit too close. We can see just how strong this critter’s bite really is with how easily he steals the device. After dragging it underwater, the croc gets a bit more relaxed, thanks to his accomplishments. The staff, however, would like their mower back!
To get that done, they decide to distract our scaly friend with a tasty morsel, while the others work to save the lawnmower. This is done well enough, and the workers also get a few croc teeth as a souvenir of the event. Don’t worry, as crocodile chompers regrow rapidly, not unlike how shark teeth do. After all is said and done, the star of the show is seen staring back at a more than captivated audience.
While not all crocodile antics are this amusing, let’s read on and find out more about this intimidating critter and what it’s capable of!
Are Crocodiles Dangerous?
If looks could kill, the crocodile would score high on the list! In all seriousness, crocodiles are fearsome hunters and are some of the most dangerous animals in the world. Why are they so vicious? Well, consider that they’re gigantic, have incredibly strong bodies, and dominate their habitats as unquestioned apex predators. Add to that an aggressive nature and a mean sense of territoriality, and you certainly have a recipe for disaster.
Are Crocodiles Endangered?
Although adult crocodiles have no natural predators aside from humans, differing subspecies are in fact endangered. Depending on the regional croc of interest, they range from being vulnerable all the way to critically endangered. Historically, being hunted for their hide was a large contributor to their dwindling survival in the wild. Nowadays, since hunting is more closely regulated, habitat destruction is their largest enemy. However, conservation efforts do exist worldwide and are helpful in seeing this amazing species back to being able to thrive.
It’s important that crocs and their relatives exist in nature, as they keep the ecosystem in balance. As they feed on a variety of prey animals, their natural habitats would fall into disarray were they to disappear one day. Please consider taking a look into how you might be able to assist in efforts being made to save them if you’re interested!