Wild nature not only has dramatic hunting scenes but also exciting survivals.
Crocodiles are animals whose ancestors appeared on the ground at the same time as large dinosaurs. Over millions of years of evolution, they gradually changed their appearance and perfected their skills to become one of the most dangerous and terrifying animals on the planet.
According to the statistics of scientists, up to 24 different species of crocodiles currently exist on Earth, but if talking about the most dangerous and revered by humans, it is definitely worth mentioning the river crocodile. Nile.
The Nile crocodile is a famous crocodile whose scientific name is Crocodylus niloticus. They are a huge species of crocodile in Africa (when adults are more than 5 m long, weighing more than 250 kg), considered a carnivore that haunts all creatures including humans. Because of its brutal power, the Nile crocodile was very revered by the ancient Egyptians, they even embalmed and worshiped it as gods.
According to CrocBITE statistics, between 1884 and 2017 there were 1,014 attacks of Nile crocodiles, including 717 deaths (the fatality rate is 70%, much higher than the saltwater crocodiles 57%). ).
Nile crocodiles are responsible for the deaths of dozens of people each year.
The advantage of the Nile crocodile lies in the possession of a superior hunting skill set by the ability to accelerate when swimming up to 12-14 km/h, sharp teeth that can cause extremely strong bites…
Normally, the main food of Nile crocodiles is fish, but they also do not refuse any animals that come to drink water or swim across their operating area. Except for animals with too large bodies such as elephants or hippos, the rest such as buffaloes, zebras, antelopes, tigers, leopards, lions, etc. this fearsome predator.
Nile crocodiles hunt by camouflage in the water and then take advantage of their speed when swimming close to their prey. When the distance is just enough, they will grab their prey with their powerful teeth and then drag the prey into the water, and try to keep the prey there until they drown from suffocation.
Possessing such a powerful hunting skill set, however, Nile crocodiles do not always hunt successfully, the clip below is an example.
Accordingly, a tourist during a visit to Kruger National Park in South Africa caught a picture of a herd of zebras leisurely drinking water at a dam. Suddenly, a “super-giant” Nile crocodile emerged from the lake bed and stuck its teeth into a young zebra.
To make it easy to imagine, if the lion, the animal known as the “lord of all species” has a bite force of about 650 psi (pounds/inch – pressure unit), the bite force of a Nile crocodile can go up to 5,000 psi, about 9 times as much as a lion to see just how destructive a crocodile’s teeth are.
The long, super strong jaws and sharp teeth are what make up the “killer” brand of the Nile crocodile.
|The young zebra was bitten by the Nile crocodile.|
It seemed that the crocodile would easily have a meal, but suddenly, after a few moments of fighting the zebra with a miracle, he escaped death right before the scythe of death.
Of course, the zebra’s injury was not light, with one leg almost severed, it still managed to limp back to safety, reuniting with the whole herd.