C rocodiles live in the Kunene, Okavango and Zambezi rivers on Namibia’s northern borders, and in some waters of the Caprivi. The crocodiles of the Kunene have the reputation of being very aggressive. Large prey animals are pulled below the water surface, drowned and kept underneath overhangs and in caves until decomposition sets in. Then the carcasses are eaten. Crocodiles possess immense power. Even in a strong current, large crocodiles are able to stay motionless in the water.
Eggs are deposited on land and buried in the sand.
So as not to lose the trophy, crocodiles must be shot on land with one bullet that kills instantly. For this the very small brain must be hit. A fast, accurately shooting calibre of 6 to 7 mm is recommended is. The crocodile must be hit on the side behind the eyes when it lies on sand banks in the sun.
|Length:||up to 5 m
|Life expectancy:||100 years|
|Incubation period of eggs:||40 days|
|Number of young:
Rowland Ward Min:
|4.92 m, Gwaai River, Zimbabwe