The 19th-Century Artist Who Sketched Fossils In Their Death Poses

When scientists and technicians from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences were excavating Iguanodon and crocodile skeletons in Bernissart, artist Gustave Lavalette was commissioned to sketch the skeletons before they were removed from the ground. » 3/02/15 4:00pm 3/02/15 4:00pm

Brutus The Three-Legged Croc Enjoys A Sharky Snack

At first, you might think that Croc vs. Shark is just something that gets discussed in the writers' rooms at SyFy. But there are some places in the world where crocs and sharks do swim the same waters. Like in Australia. » 8/07/14 7:43pm 8/07/14 7:43pm

See The Most Detailed Images Ever Taken Of A Crocodile's Insides

Ever wanted to see inside the body of a crocodile in the highest of resolutions? Now you can, thanks to Ohio University Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology Larry Witmer. To understand dinosaur anatomy, he's turned to birds and crocodilians, their closest living relatives. » 4/05/14 11:01am 4/05/14 11:01am

Dramatic images of a snake battling a crocodile—then swallowing it

In case you needed a reminder that Australian animals are terrifying, witness the epic battle between a crocodile and a snake in the Australian Outback, followed by the snake's gluttonous victory. » 3/03/14 10:40am 3/03/14 10:40am

An albino alligator gets a CT scan

Mr. Bones, a rare albino alligator at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, recently needed to get a CT Scan to investigate a problem with his jaw. This made for a pretty unique photo opportunity. » 2/15/14 12:30pm 2/15/14 12:30pm

Holy sh*t, that is one enormous crocodile

This is not an ad for Toyota. It's a photo of a 4.8-meter crocodile that was shot and killed earlier this week in the small Australian community of Palumpa. » 3/22/13 3:30pm 3/22/13 3:30pm

Why does the crocodile have spots?

This isn't a Just So Story. It's a science story — but don't worry, it's still weird. New research suggests that the spotty bumps that pepper the skin of crocodiles and alligators are even more receptive to touch than human fingertips. But how do the spots work — and what purpose do they serve? » 11/09/12 11:01am 11/09/12 11:01am

Meet Deinosuchus, the "Terrible Crocodile" that even Tyrannosaurs feared

As apex predators of the Cretaceous period go, Tyrannosaurus Rex is pretty iconic. And yet, it's likely even formidable tyrant-lizards would have watched their steps around Deinosuchus - North America's so-called "terrible crocodile." » 10/31/12 12:05pm 10/31/12 12:05pm

This man-eating crocodile was big enough to star in Lake Placid

Among the fossils unearthed from the Lake Turkana Basin of Kenya, a new species of crocodile has been described in terrifying detail. In a press release, University of Iowa associate professor of geoscience Christopher Brochu describes the new Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni as big (up to 27 feet long) and hungry. » 5/05/12 9:30am 5/05/12 9:30am

Snappy the crocodile is ready for halloween a month ahead of schedule

Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Snappy. Snappy is an 8-foot-2-inch long crocodile; he lives at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Victoria, Australia; and — in case you hadn't noticed — Snappy is very, very orange. » 9/26/11 5:00pm 9/26/11 5:00pm

The ancient war between 20-foot crocodiles and 50-foot snakes

Sixty million years ago, the world belonged to Titanoboa, a gigantic snake that measured 40 to 50 feet long and weighed over 2,500 pounds. Only one creature could challenge it: a newly discovered, twenty-foot freshwater crocodile. » 9/15/11 11:30am 9/15/11 11:30am

Who wants to see a lil' crocodile dressed up as Iron Man?

Youtube videographer MorRokko dressed up her dwarf caiman in an itty-bitty suit of Tony Stark's armor. Ergo, Iron Croc! Reptiles in power suits are right up there with four-eared kittens on the Scifi Cuteness Scale. » 10/05/10 1:31pm 10/05/10 1:31pm