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a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by crocdoc » February 21st, 2011, 2:38 am

I've been spending my lunch hours at work recording the feeding of our big saltwater crocodile, Rex.
Rex Eats a Chicken

(although I shot and edited the video, I can't be held responsible for the wording/comments on the youtube site, as that's under the control of someone else)

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Warren » February 21st, 2011, 2:55 am

That is one of the best herp videos I've ever seen. High-def, and the Nessun Dorma tune really makes it ... and no one does with Rex around!

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Post by justinm » February 21st, 2011, 5:21 am

That was really well done, very entertaining.

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Christopher » February 21st, 2011, 6:24 am

Wow, those angles were superb, especially the beginning :thumb:

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Paul White » February 21st, 2011, 8:49 am

amazing :D Love the pairing of that music with that video.

TOok the poor croc a few tries didn't it?

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by monklet » February 21st, 2011, 8:59 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: freakin' hilarious! I don't understand the lyrics but I'm sure it's something about salties and whole fryers. Excellent quality also! Great job!

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by crocdoc » February 21st, 2011, 11:53 am

lol. Or perhaps the lyrics translate to "glad I'm not a chicken".

I don't understand the lyrics, either, other than that nessun dorma (the title of the aria) means 'none shall sleep'. Therefore Warren's comment:
Warren wrote:the Nessun Dorma tune really makes it ... and no one does with Rex around!

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by John Martin » February 21st, 2011, 1:41 pm

Outstanding video! I sure hope Rex got some additional treats after his photo session, 'cause the poor bastid probably burned more calories than he got in return from that scrawny chicken. :lol:

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by reptilist » February 21st, 2011, 2:44 pm

Good job on the video!

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Marc Dubois » February 21st, 2011, 4:51 pm

I like it !!

''Godfather'' style with Don Crocodilo... 8-)

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Bitinglittlewitch » February 23rd, 2011, 6:23 pm

I found an old video of the female feeding. Excellent snapping behavior!

http://www.youtube.com/user/crocdoc2#p/u/34/83as6lMvJ6o

The eyes of the female are quite yellow and the eyes of Rex are brown. Are both crocs Salties? Is the female a Freshie?

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Marc Dubois » February 24th, 2011, 5:14 am

Bitinglittlewitch wrote:I found an old video of the female feeding. Excellent snapping behavior!

http://www.youtube.com/user/crocdoc2#p/u/34/83as6lMvJ6o

The eyes of the female are quite yellow and the eyes of Rex are brown. Are both crocs Salties? Is the female a Freshie?
In your video it's a Salty (C. porosus). The Freshy have a slender snout and have osteoderms behind the head (the salty don't have osteoderms right behind the head, only on the neck)

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by DaneConley » February 24th, 2011, 6:42 am

The angles were perfect...pssh and planet earth say they're the best.

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Re: a little bit OT, video of a captive croc feeding

Post by Bitinglittlewitch » February 24th, 2011, 8:36 am

So, both are Salties.

Is it unusual that members of the same specie would have completely different colored eyes?

I especially like the angles of the male when he is seen from underwater at the beginning of his film, and that of the female when she is standing and looking up with those yellow eyes in her video.

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