Airing On Sunday
November 20th 2016
8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm pacific
On Natures Talk Shows Monsters of Nature Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will be discussing the Nile Crocodile.The Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African Crocodile and may be considered to be the second largest extant reptile in the world after the saltwater (Crocodylus porosus). The range of this species once stretched northward throughout the Nile,as far north as the Nile Delta.
Earth’s largest living crocodilian—and, some say, the animal most likely to eat a human—is the saltwater or estuarine crocodile. Average-size males reach 17 feet (5 meters) and 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms), but specimens 23 feet (7 meters) long and weighing 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) are not uncommon.
Saltwater crocs, or “salties,” as Australians affectionately refer to them, have an enormous range, populating the brackish and freshwater regions of eastern India, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia. They are excellent swimmers and have often been spotted far out at sea.