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Moment crocodile clamps its teeth down on younger reptile in shocking two-hour attack

It’s a croc eat croc world: Moment crocodile clamps its teeth down on younger reptile in shocking two-hour attack

  • Anne-Marie Scheepers noticed the croc in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • The photographer initially thought it was concerned in a mating ritual 
  • She then witnessed a sustained attack that additionally concerned a dying roll in the water

This is the shocking second a crocodile tries to devour one other crocodile.

Photographer Anne-Marie Scheepers, 52, took the images whereas visiting the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The images present a crocodile clamping its teeth down and shaking the helpless, smaller croc.

The attack occurred over the space of two hours.

Photographer Anne-Marie Scheepers, 52, took the images whereas visiting the Kruger National Park in South Africa

She said the big croc started to do the death roll in he water, with the small croc 'still alive fighting bravely'

She stated the large croc began to do the dying roll in he water, with the small croc ‘nonetheless alive preventing bravely’ 

Scheepers, from Johannesburg, stated she was on an eight-day journey to Skukuza, the primary camp in Kruger, the place they stayed in the tenting space.

She stated: ‘As we had been on our means from Lower-Sable, passing Sunset Dam, I seen one thing unusual and requested my pal if he would reverse so I may look once more.

‘I noticed the crocodile with one other crocodile in its mouth and at first, thought it was a part of a mating ritual.

‘But after I seemed by way of the lens, I noticed the blood on the large croc’s teeth.

‘It turned clear to us that this was no mating ritual, however reasonably an attack.’

The attack happened over the space of two hours

The attack occurred over the space of two hours

Scheepers said: 'As we were on our way from Lower-Sable, passing Sunset Dam, I noticed something strange and asked my friend if he would reverse so I could look again

Scheepers stated: ‘As we had been on our means from Lower-Sable, passing Sunset Dam, I seen one thing unusual and requested my pal if he would reverse so I may look once more

Scheepers, from Johannesburg, said she was on an eight-day trip to Skukuza, the main camp in Kruger, where they stayed in the camping area

Scheepers, from Johannesburg, stated she was on an eight-day journey to Skukuza, the primary camp in Kruger, the place they stayed in the tenting space

She stated the large crocodile began to do the dying roll in the water, with the small croc ‘nonetheless alive preventing bravely’.

‘We may see the small croc opening and slowly closing its mouth whereas transferring its tail,’ Scheepers added. 

The massive croc then emerged from the water and repeatedly shook the toddler each 10 to fifteen minutes.

'We could see the small croc opening and slowly closing its mouth while moving its tail,' Scheepers said

‘We may see the small croc opening and slowly closing its mouth whereas transferring its tail,’ Scheepers stated

Scheepers said the big croc then emerged from the water and repeatedly shook the little one every 10 to 15 minutes

Scheepers stated the large croc then emerged from the water and repeatedly shook the toddler each 10 to fifteen minutes

'It was clear to me that the little one was still alive because he opened and closed his mouth and eyes and was shaking his tail at the end,' Scheepers said

‘It was clear to me that the toddler was nonetheless alive as a result of he opened and closed his mouth and eyes and was shaking his tail on the finish,’ Scheepers stated

‘It was clear to me that the toddler was nonetheless alive as a result of he opened and closed his mouth and eyes and was shaking his tail on the finish,’ Scheepers stated. 

The Nile crocodile, which inhabits sub-Saharan Africa, can attain a most dimension of about 20 ft and may weigh as much as 1,650 kilos. 

Adults eat fish, amphibians and reptiles, however can doubtlessly take a variety of huge vertebrates, together with antelope, buffalo, younger hippos, and enormous cats.

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