Number 6 on Australia's deadliest animals list - The Salt-water Crocodile - Crocodiles are highly publicised for viciousness and aggression, along with looking scary, it is probably a surprise they are further down the list than you may have thought, this is because there are very few deaths per year - The longest croc ever measured and verified was 6.4m (21ft). It could have weighed more than 1000kg. In Australia, there are unverified reports of crocs up to 8m.
Saltwater Crocodile - Yep, believe it or not this image is REAL. It was taken at a zoo in Taiwan in 2007 after a crocodile severed the hand of the vet treating him. Amazingly, other staff managed to retrieve the limb after scaring the croc with gunfire and it was later reattached. Saltwater crocodiles are one of the deadliest animals on the planet, with numerous deaths reported throughout the world every year.
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia The only city in Australia that was bombed in WWII and is famous for its hundreds of thousands of saltwater crocodiles. So many, in fact, that no one, here, swims in the ocean! Beautiful and very different city, though!
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile in the world. The saltwater and Nile crocodiles are the most dangerous, killing hundreds of people a year. The saltwater crocodile is powerful and fast, and its jaws can apply 3,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. Crocodiles kill up to 800 people every year.