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In South Africa, A Cannibal Crocodile Devours A Younger Crocodile

The transition of mankind into cannibals might seem like the perfect scenario for a post-apocalyptic film. Crocodiles, on the other hand, don’t have to wait till the end of the world to be attacked by a larger crocodile looking for a fast meal. This is precisely what occurred to a 100-pound crocodile who happened to collide with a 900-pound behemoth. Photographer Stephen Kangisser remained by and watched as the larger croc ‘flaunted’ his prey all day before devouring it. The truth of the ‘croc eat croc’ world was captured at Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park.

One crocodile, however, has been taken from the country’s largest wildlife reserve. Cannibalism is a common occurrence among reptiles, as horrifying as it may look. Crocodiles are notorious for turning on one another in order to control their numbers. It often happens when they run out of animals to hunt and eat, or it may simply be done to show dominance. Cannibalistic crocs tend to avoid bigger crocs and females throughout their reproductive years. ‘It was a once-in-a-lifetime sighting that many park visitors got to see,’ Stephen, 68, continued.

‘I’ve seen a lot of k.i.l.lings in the wild, but nothing like this.’ I felt bad for the small crocodile since it didn’t appear to be real.’ Stephen has been visiting Kruger National Park since he was a kid and likes sharing what he sees since he feels that “most people would never get the chance to see what I have in the wild.”

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