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Crocodile are a challenging animal to hunt. They can smell as good as an antelope, see relatively well, feel vibrations in the water and on the ground, and I believe that they effectively use the shore birds calls to alert them of approaching danger. The trick to crocodile huntins is to locate a big croc on the shore sun bathing. Then set up a blind or sneak up to a shooting position. One mistake and the animal will retreat to the water. The best way to secure your trophy is by a shot in the neck. Many professional hunters advise a head shot when hunting crocodile, I disagree. A shot in the neck is more successful at anchoring the animal on the bank and provides the hunter wit ha bigger target. One flick of their powerful tail from a slightly off brain shot will send him sliding down the bank into the water. They do not float and it’s a bad idea to go swimming to locate the carcass! A dead rest will be used for the shot and it is typically at a distance of less that 75 yards. These animals can be over 100 years old and risky shots are not allowed. It is a privilege to be able to hunt such a prehistoric animal. Crocodile are CITIES II animals and hunted trophies are allowed to be imported into the USA.



Scientific name: Crocodylus niloticus
Lifespan: 70 – 100 y
Mass: 225 – 550 kg (Adult)
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Crocodylus
Length: 350 – 500 cm (Male, Adult), 30 cm (Newborn), more
Speed: 30 – 35 km/h (Swimming), 12 – 14 km/h (On Land, In Short Bursts)

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