posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 01:26 AM
Saltwater crocodiles are fantastic creatures - we'd have many more large specimens on record if we weren't so good at killing things for their
There have been some really enormous crocodiles reported, but you can chalk most of that up to fish stories. I've heard plenty of them.
The only ones I believe don't deal with extraordinarily large crocodiles (10 meters or more), rather, the stories of fishermen who have spotted
saltwarer crocs in open water - dozens of miles offshore. Pretty cool...
There's always the chance that giant crocs will come back, but I doubt they're alive now. There just aren't that many untouched, game-rich areas
of the planet left anymore, sadly. Same goes for alligators.
Some croc ancerstors are pretty cool, pretty damn big too. The Emperor Crocodile (Sarcosuchus Imperator) grew larger than a T-Rex and weighed more -
100 million years ago. I think that's the biggest one we know about, but I could be wrong.