Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

The salt water crocodile is an apex predator in estuarine and river systems. Their large size, powerful bite, quick accelleration and below-surface camouflage combine to allow crocodiles to take a range of animals that visit the water’s edge. Feeding in these, the largest extant reptiles, can be considered infrequent as being ectothermic and relatively inactive allows each meal to go a long way.

The McGregor Museum holds two large skulls of adult saltwater crocodiles which are accompanied by a taxidermied juvenile shown breaking out of an egg.