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Australian Freshwater Crocodile   (Crocodylus johnstoni)
Category: Reptiles

 

 

These crocodiles are found in northern Australia, in the states of Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. They are a relatively small crocodilian, rarely exceeding 9 feet and or weighing more than 150 pounds. They are a shy species and it is generally considered safe to swim around them as long as they are not provoked.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshwater_crocodile

http://australianmuseum.net.au/freshwater-crocodile

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Reptilia
Order - Crocodilia
Family - Crocodylidae
Genus - Crocodylus
Species - C. johnsoni

 
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The slow worm has a long body, lacks limbs, and is covered in lustrous scales - so is it a snake? No, it is a lizard! Because unlike snakes, the slow worm has eyelids, visible ears, and like many lizards, its tail can break off in the mouth of a predator, allowing them to escape for another day. The slow worm belongs to the Anguidae family, and similarly (but independently) lost their limbs to better adapt to their environments. These “not-snakes” can be found in gardens throughout Europe and the UK, helping to control the population of slugs and other pests, though you probably won’t see any if you have a cat: a slow worm will likely prove a favorite food of your cat!

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