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…two little baby Freshwater Crocodiles …. also known as ‘freshies’ or even more known commonly as ‘quick….get the hell outta here’!!! :-)

…kinda cute, aren’t they!

Why do Crocodiles Sit with their Mouths Open
Crocodiles, like all reptiles, have a skin covered in scales. This skin is designed to hold IN moisture, and to lessen heat loss. They are ectothermic (cold blooded) and therefore derive their body temperature from the surrounding air. As a result, they bring their temperature up by basking in the sun or absorbing it from warmed surfaces like rocks. They do not have sweat glands. If a Crocodile gets too warm, it can only reduce it’s temperature in three ways: get in the shade; get in the water; or sit quietly with its mouth wide open. The body heat therefore is lost through the soft, moist skin of the mouth and tongue.

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…i’m a patient observer ;-)

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Comments

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Wow!

    Great shot

  • thanks so much dave.. and also for the fav.. much appreciated ♥

    – a~m .

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

    The clarity is perfect on this one! Great work!

  • thanks trish.. and also for the feature.. greatly appreciated ♥

    – a~m .

  • Marlana Marry
    Marlana Marryover 3 years ago

    very cute :) :)

  • thanks so much Marlana.. and also for the fav… greatly appreciated ♥

    – a~m .

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

    Love it !!!

  • thanks so much Karen.. and also for the fav… very much appreciated ♥

    – a~m .

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot

  • thanks peter ♥

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  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 3 years ago

    Looks like there’s a smile for the camera! Great shot :)

  • thanks ursula ♥

    – a~m .

  • KOKOPEDAL
    KOKOPEDALover 3 years ago

    Very cool

  • thanks KP ♥

    – a~m .

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • oooh.. thank ya Ray… for the fav and feature… much appreciated! ♥

    – a~m .

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 3 years ago

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggover 3 years ago

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