Dec 21, · INCREDIBLE pictures show the moment a huge crocodile carries off a younger male before eating him. In one of the images taken in South Africa, the ravenous 13ft long, half-ton adult Author: Tariq Tahir. Adult American crocodile American crocodile is a highly fecund species (38 clutch of eggs; fecundity over 20 after 15 years old) with a high adult survival rate and long life span.  Like all true crocodilians, the American crocodile is a quadruped, with four short, stocky legs; a long, powerful tail; and a scaly hide with rows of ossified scutes running down its back and tail. Class: Reptilia.
The adult saltwater crocodile's broad body contrasts with that of most other lean crocodiles, leading to early unverified assumptions the reptile was an alligator. Young saltwater crocodiles are pale yellow in colour with black stripes and spots on their bodies and tails. This colouration lasts for several years until the crocodiles mature into.