While crocodiles are most dangerous in shallow water and at the shoreline, they can still attack underwater. According to CrocBITE, crocodiles have a special valve in their throats that keeps water out, allowing them to open their mouths and bite even when they are fully submerged.
Crocodiles typically target prey near the surface of water and attack in areas very close the shoreline. While there is some evidence that crocodiles are less likely to view humans as prey when they are underwater, they are still able to attack and are considered to be a serious threat to divers and submerged swimmers.Learn More
Crocodiles live in bodies of water in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Crocodiles inhabit coves, canals, streams and mangrove wetlands.Full Answer >
There are crocodiles found in Florida, but only in the southern part. However, the American crocodile species, the biggest of all crocodile species, is endangered and has a small population in Florida relative to its numbers in Central America, the upper part of South America and the Caribbean.Full Answer >
Female crocodiles lay approximately 35 to 50 eggs, with some laying up to 90 eggs at a time, around late June or early July after they have finished building a nest made from vegetation to support and house the eggs. The nests can measure anywhere from 7 to 10 feet in diameter with a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet. The eggs are then incubated in the nest for approximately 90 days with vegetation covering them to protection them and to maintain a certain temperature and environmental conditions.Full Answer >
A crocodile eats a diet that consists of meat from fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. These large reptiles can eat up to half their body weight in a single feeding.Full Answer >