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Out on a limb...

Out on a limb...

Fights for mating rights or territory are bloody in the crocodilian world. Alpha males rule supreme. Any challenger has better be good. Has to go out on a limb...

This poor fellow has lost a whole of his hind leg. However, crocs have a remarkable immune system that protects them very well against infections. Even with wounds such as this they survive unlike many other animals..

I am sorry for posting a gruesome picture, but I wanted to show that while we continue to work for their preservation and make people aware of their fascinating side and beauty, we also need to foster a healthy respect their inherent strength and tough nature.


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Photo taken on 24 July 2005 (© Pandiyan / Flickr)

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