Crocodiles

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Crocodiles

There are two types of crocodiles to be wary of: the saltwater crocodile, the saltie, and the freshwater crocodile, the freshie.
Both are found in northern Australia, in swamps, billabongs, rivers, estuaries, or wherever water is found.
The freshie will leave you alone if you leave it alone. It will attack if provoked.
The saltie will attack even when unprovoked and is a real danger. Don't believe you are safe from salties if you are far from the sea as they have been sighted much further inland away from salt water.
Freshies have narrower snouts and are rarely more than three metres long. Salties are generally larger and with a fuller snout, and hey! watch out for those teeth.
If you can't distinguish between the two, or don't have the time or inclination to figure out what type of crocodile you see, be wary of any crocodile and don't venture anywhere they are known to be.
Both are protected species in the Northern Territory and are estimated to be around 100,000 in number.

   

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