Siamese Crocodile

Crocodylus siamensis
Schneider, 1801
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. February 26, 2016.

This crocodile was observed in a small river in Khao Yai National Park. It was swimming along with the current, and we trotted along a small trail that followed the river, shooting video and pictures as we tried to catch up with it. The croc slowed to a stop in a wide pool, and while we stood on the bank with our cameras, it slowly swam over to us. When it reached the bank it suddenly lunged upwards, in a classic ‘Crocodile Hunter’ scene. There was much scrambling backwards on our part, and the croc, having made its point, slowly swam back to the center of the pool. In retrospect I wish I had the forethought to have video rolling during that episode….

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Thailand Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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