Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crocodile's teeth

I promised a closer view of the crocodile's teeth. The way to tell a crocodile from an alligator is that crocodiles have a more pointed snout and the fourth lower tooth of a crocodile sticks up outside the upper jaw.

If you are in the wild and not in the safety of a boat and you see something that looks like this photo coming towards you, I recommend that you quickly snap a photo and then run away and not bother to try to get a close look at the fourth tooth. You can blow up the photo on your computer to look for the fourth tooth later.

Do you think it is possible to get a closer look at this crocodile? As usual, the answer will wait until tomorrow.

In Costa Rica, we have crocodiles and not alligators. I can remember this easily because there is a restaurant in Tamarindo named El Crocodilo. There is no restaurant named after an alligator.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of the Villa Melzi on the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy.

12 comments:

Kate said...

Dave, You give excellent advice to anyone who encounters a crocodile! You're my kind of guy!!

Steffe said...

Nice pet.

brattcat said...

Is it possible to get closer to a crocodile...knowing you we'll be looking at his tonsils tomorrow.

Kate said...

Dave, just read your comments on my blog today...bittersweet memories! Happy Father's Day to you!!

Sharon said...

If I encounter one in the wild, I'll leave the photography to you and just get out of there. Nice shot by the way!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot and really good advice.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Rachel said...

I am loving all the crocodile photos! That's just my game! I have never seen crocodiles in the wild because we only have them at the farthest tip of Florida in the US. I am thankful that we have the shy alligator around here! I did get to see a saltwater croc being fed at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and he could jump more than 7 feet out of the water. Very impressive!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a great image. amazing teeth

Jarart said...

Now he looks like he's smiling, but still looks sinister to me.

glenda said...

My what a big smile he has!

Jacob said...

We have lots of alligators and a few crocs. I'll take an alligator over a crocodile any day!

Jack said...

I will never understand how crocodiles get dates!

Poring over a box of old family pix with your son seems like a great way to spend Father's Day. Hope you enjoyed it.

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