Q:

Who would win in a fight between a shark and a crocodile?

A:

Quick Answer

Both sharks and crocodiles are apex ambush predators, so it is likely that the winner in a combat situation is the one that strikes first. Sharks and crocodiles do not usually hunt and kill each other. However, there are rare instances of crocodiles and sharks killing and eating each other.

  Know More

Full Answer

Sharks and crocodiles have territory ranges that are different, and they each hunt different sources of prey.

Both animals can grow up to 20 feet long and have an impressive bite. The bite of the crocodile is much stronger than that of a shark, but it also has to breathe, which is a major disadvantage in aquatic combat.

The size disparity between predator and prey would also play a large factor in determining the winner of an encounter. Animal Planet declares that in a fight between a crocodile and a great white, the great white shark would be the winner.

Learn more about Reptiles

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Would a shark or crocodile win in a fight?

    A:

    Saltwater crocodiles are known to occasionally prey on sharks, meaning that a crocodile would most likely win in a hypothetical confrontation with one. Armed with a muscular, heavily armored body, sharp claws and the strongest bite of any animal ever recorded, the saltwater crocodile is among the world's greatest predators.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you fight a shark?

    A:

    If you are attacked by a shark, it is important to fight back and get out of the water as soon as possible, but there are also important tips to learn to avoid a shark encounter. Sharks generally don’t like to eat humans. When sharks bite humans it is usually a “hit and run,” where they bite the human out of curiosity and swim away. This usually happens in shallow water and is rarely lethal.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who would win in a fight between a bear and a lion?

    A:

    Lions and bears have come into contact by way of human captivity, and news reports of fights show that either animal is capable of winning in an altercation. The results of the fights are mixed and seem to vary greatly depending on the subspecies of lion and bear involved.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who would win a wolverine vs bear fight?

    A:

    Wolverines are known as one of the most tenacious, fierce animals in the world and have defended themselves from bears before. However, in most situations, even a smaller bear, such as a black bear, would prove to outmatch the wolverine. The bear's size advantage is too significant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore