Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Due to their limbs being short relative to the size of their body, slender-snouted crocodiles move awkwardly outside of the water, belly crawling through mud and high walking over rocks.

Due to their limbs being short relative to the size of the rest of their body, slender-snouted crocodiles move somewhat awkwardly outside of the water. Despite this hinderance, they have several different forms of locomotion on land.

Mainly, slender-snouted crocodiles will belly crawl through mud or on the banks of a river. They may also high walk by standing straight up on all four legs to move around on rougher, rockier terrain.


Image | ©️ Jeremy Thompson, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Grigg & Gans, 1993; Kelly, 2006; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Waitkuwait, 1989)

 

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