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Not Sure If Crocodile Or Alligator [Pic]

Hits: 18667 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: orange_panty
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Male, 30-39, Europe
 2947 Posts
Monday, February 06, 2012 11:32:48 AM
"There's no way that grass is any longer than a couple of inches"

yeah, everyone knows it's impossible for grass to be more than a couple of inches high.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 50 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 4:12:41 PM
That's definately forced perspective. Look at the grass just under the crocs head. There's no way that grass is any longer than a couple of inches. That would make the stone wall the croc is sitting on about 6 inches high, making the croc about 10 feet long, max.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 977 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00:51 AM
It what's for dinner!

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 623 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:36:16 AM
its not that big.... those are just little people

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1056 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:14:38 AM
That thing doesn't just eat people, it eats villages

Female, 18-29, Western US
 5 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:39:59 AM
25 ft is not unrealistic. I've seen a gator in captivity that was 22 ft.

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5494 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:28:36 AM
I once took a paddle boat from Juba to Kosti, crocs were attracted to it because of food scraps thrown overboard. Few things are more satisfying than standing at the back of a paddle boat, drinking a beer under an African moon and bouncing the bottle off a crocs head with a lovely 'clonk'.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2814 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:13:10 AM
Dougal, this cow is small. Those ones are far away. Small...Far away.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2501 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:47:51 AM
To stop all of the arguing over whether or not this photo is real, or even possible, let's use some facts.

I used software called MB ruler to measure the width of a very clear head in the photo and divided that by the length of the croc. I found that the length of the croc was about 50 times longer than the width of the head I measured.

Using google, I found that the average head is about 6 inches wide. This means that if the head were positioned directly over the croc in the photo, the croc would have to be 25ft long.

Considering that 25ft would be nearly 20% longer than the world record holder, I would say that it's not really the size that is pictured here.

It is possible that the people aren't obnoxiously far away, but they are indeed at a significant enough distance to skew the viewers perception.

And by the way, deer hunters and anglers use this trick quite often.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 312 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:18:22 AM
If that is a trick then it got me good. Very well done.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 1205 Posts
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:32:01 AM
these people are not sitting very far behind the croc, this is a monster!! they get that big given enough time

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:49:59 PM
I think Fwoggie is correct, good trick though

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:10:22 PM
If you look at the greenery in front of the croc you can see they're quite big in relation to it. It's camera trickery, nothing else. That thing's probably only about 7 foot tops.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:52:22 PM
"Hey everybody! I have an idea: I'm gonna put this little croc on the stone plinth, and I want everybody to sit about 50 feet back so it looks enormous!"
"Oh, you and your trick photos, Mgumbe!"

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:26:14 PM
Yeesh! That's a BIG one!
So glad I live in Canada, not a crocodile within 1000 miles...

Female, 13-17, Canada
 1364 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:30:19 PM
It's a drating dragon!

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:44:35 PM
Free boots for everyone !!!

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:18:28 PM
Lets ride it!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:11:26 PM
See, dinosaurs aren't extinct at all

I used to think that, so I looked it up. Crocodiles (and other similar species) aren't dinosaurs and aren't descended from dinosaurs. They're a seperate branch from a common ancestor. They look similar in many respects but there are key differences. It's a similar situation to humans and chimpanzees.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:54:42 PM
I lived in East Africa and rafted the Nile at least 2-3 times a year for about 5 years and this is not uncommon at all. There are crocs there that reach 20 plus feet.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 548 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:43:54 PM
See, dinosaurs aren't extinct at all

Female, 18-29, Western US
 123 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:24:22 PM
Now show us the contents of its stomach!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 21 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:21:20 PM
It's a common crocodile, aka Nile crocodile as has been said. Also as has been pointed out these crocs are commonly 5 meters long, but can be longer. This one looks about 6m. Not as large as a Salt water croc, which have been found at almost 9 meters

This is not a false perspective, you can see from the guy sitting by the end of the tail he is on the same rock and no more than 2 feet away.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:21:01 PM
I have no idea how you can't see the forced perspective, Prussia. Look at the far right side. Dude in khakis is clearly beyond the grassy patch in between him and the croc, as are the rest of the people. That grassy patch is at least three feet.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 127 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:36:33 PM
@Gerry, was that misspelling intentional?^^

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