Freshwater Crocodile,Johnston's Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) - Wiki
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[Photo] Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni), Cairns, Australia.
Source : Picture from Guillaume Blanchard (Fujifilm S6900, march 2003). http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:Aoineko
The Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni), also known as Johnston's Crocodile or colloquially as Freshie, is found in the northern regions of Australia. It is much smaller than the other Australian species, the Saltwater Crocodile, which is responsible for attacks on people in Australia.
Although they will bite if disturbed or feel threatened, Freshwater Crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and their jaws are not big enough to seriously harm humans. They will usually ignore people when sunning themselves beside a swimming hole, so long as they have a relatively peaceful spot.
Distribution and habitat
They are found in the states of Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. Main habitats include freshwater wetlands, billabongs, rivers, and creeks. It competes poorly with Saltwater crocodiles but is saltwater tolerant. As an adult its diet consists of birds, bats, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
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