By Hugh Edwards. Years before man invented the death dealing submarine , crocodiles perfected the art of capturing large prey from concealment beneath the waters. A large crocodile can make himself invisible in knee deep muddy water. He can remain below a hour , without a bubble or a ripple to indicate his presence. His heart slowed to an incredible single beat every three minutes. No movement will betray him, for crocodiles are masters of stillness. He will remain as immobile as a stone until the right moment. Meantime his acute senses register each foot- fall on the bank, every splash in the water. When the time comes to attack, the crocodile explodes from below the surface in a whirl of teeth and spray, yellow eyes ablaze, moving faster than the human eye can follow. If need be, he can jump and stretch to take prey two metres above the surface. He is rapid enough to catch a bird on the wing, striking as quickly as those other reptilian hunters, the snakes. Hugh Edwards has brilliantly documented the crocodile attacks in Australia and it is a book that all people interested in reptiles should read. This soft cover book of some 240 pages has many interesting B/W photos.
Dimensions: 150 mm wide by 235mm high by 19mm thick.
Weight: 502 Gramm