Steve Irwin lives on in my heart and soul. This little fella, who I endearingly named “Shitbird” was hanging out with me for about thirty minutes at the summit. Anyway, just figured I’d share this special moment that warmed my heart. 🤷🏻♀️❤️😂
Out in the Florida wilderness we are greeted with the site of these rare and beautiful beasts. They call them the #integra360nutcracker ... they are mysterious but KRIKEY THEY ARE GOOD HIDERS. I want to try to get one so we can take a closer look. #nutcrackerhunter#steveirwin
Perhaps my favourite animal of all, the crocodile is among the most feared carnivores on Earth. Because of their powerful jaws and capability to grow to immense sizes, crocodiles rarely face any threat in the wild, unless a hippopotamus decides it wants to go a few rounds.
The largest species of crocodile, the saltwater crocodile, can grow up to 6m (20ft) and weigh more than a ton.
Their main modus operandi of killing is through ambush, usually sneaking up on gazelle or buffalo below the water surface and striking once it reaches a suitable distance. Once its jaws (which has the largest bite force in the animal kingdom) clamps down on the prey, the croc performs the death roll where it spins viciously to tear off large chucks of meat to be swallowed whole. Nothing goes to waste - bones, hooves and horns are no exception.
The tiniest crocodile species is the dwarf crocodile, with an average length of about 1.5m. Don't be fooled, these tiny crocs still pack a mean bite when they feel threatened.
Growing up, my curiosity for crocodiles was really peaked by the late Steve Irwin (whole other story on him to come in the future). I learnt about their habits and characteristics but most of all just how awe inspiring and majestic a croc looks sunbathing on a river bank. It somehow left a lasting impression knowing that such a creature could be so viscious yet remain so still.
My dream is one day is to see these brilliant creatures in the wild and in their natural habitat (zoos don't count!) Till next time!
There she is, Zoey, the wildest wolverine in the state of Maine. She can sprint up to 5mph for 20 seconds at a time and she sleeps on the couch up to 90 percent of the day to restore her energy. She prowls and hunts squirrels, groundhogs and neighborhood cats. 🐊 #CRIKEY#steveirwin