Costa Rican man’s best pal is a deadly 17ft crocodile!

LONDON - A daredevil fisherman loves to splash water with his best pal who just happens to be a deadly 17ft crocodile named Pocho.

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Meltdown swamp-style: Louisiana’s alligators see recession saving their skins

Respite for reptiles as demand drops for skins

NEW ORLEANS — As conspicuous consumption loses some of its cachet during the recession, the swamp’s most conspicuous consumers have less to fear from humans.

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Crocodile caught from a school in Uttar Pradesh

DHANKURA - Wildlife authorities on Friday caught a crocodile after the reptile entered a school in Dhankura village of Uttar Pradesh..

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Foot-long baby croc wriggles out of luggage, causes panic among passengers flying to Egypt

Egypt: Foot-long baby croc causes scare in the air

CAIRO — An official at Cairo airport says a foot-long baby crocodile wriggled out of a passenger’s hand luggage and caused panic on a flight from the United Arab Emirates.

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Scientists construct first ever genetic linkage map for saltwater crocodile

WASHINGTON - A team of scientists has constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus.

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90-mln yr old Armadillo-like crocodile fossil found in Brazil

WASHINGTON - Scientists have found the ancient fossil of a crocodile coated in armadillo-like body armor in Brazil, dating back to 90 million years.

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Tapping the sun in the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem

The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem that spreads over 4,262 sq km in eastern India, is a maze of rivers, canals and islands. In this land of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the crocodile and numerous other animals that have adapted to the ebb and flow of the tide from the Bay of Bengal, about 800,000 people live on the bounty of thick forests, and by farming both the land and the brackish water.

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When a croc walked into an Aussie pub!

MELBOURNE - A Northern Territory freshwater crocodile sought the safety of a bar after it was caught prowling on a veranda.

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Escaped crocodile attacks toddler in Vietnam

HANOI - A mother narrowly rescued her one-year-old son from an attack by a crocodile that had escaped from a nearby farm, a police officer in Vietnam’s Mekong delta said Monday.

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Giant crocodile captured by fearless Sri Lankan youths

Just-16-ft-longCOLOMBO - A huge 16.5 foot (about 5.03 metre) crocodile weighing up to 1,000 kg has been captured in Sri Lanka, a newspaper said.

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