I can’t think of another living being as closely resembling an old-world dinosaur, an animal that have all the physical characteristics of one real scary creatures, a river monster.
That said, I am not referring to just any of the Nile Crocodiles found across Africa. The ones found within the banks of the Mara River are in a league of their own. In my opinion they are untouchable when it comes to sheer size & intimidation.
I was so taken aback by their behaviour in the Masai Mara, so completely caught off-guard. I never expected to see so many massive crocodiles together in one place, I never knew such feeding frenzies were possible. Believe me, my Wild Eye guests and I played witness to events that would re-define the terms “feeding frenzy”.
The largest confirmed crocodile was weighed & measured in Tanzania. They don’t mention the exact location but I can only assume it was within the Mara River. This particular animal was 6.45 meters in length (22 ft 2in), and weighed 1090kg (2400 lb). That’s huge!
I am convinced that some of the crocodiles living with the Mara River can challenge the size of that beast!
Don’t believe me? Take a look at this gallery where I share with you images of Africa’s living river monsters…
They are incredible beings! The fact they are still around us today, found in many different habitats and have no plans on leaving in time soon simple demands respect. Many people may not like them of the way in which they kill or feed, but I can assure you that this is as great a predator as any other known to man. They are as deserving of your respect as any other predator out there, if not more.
Thanks for your time, till next time.
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