Crocodile Running/Galloping

A galloping crocodile or alligator is a terrifying sight indeed. This seemingly slow-moving reptile can run at speeds of up to 18kph (11mph). An average human can run at a top speed of 13kmh (8mph).

The crocodile runs by lifting the front of its body up off the ground and throwing its front limbs out and forward as the hind limbs thrust the body forward. It then lands on its front limbs first and repeats the process. This is similar to a horse running. Hence why a crocodile running motion is called a gallop.

The crocodile is an aggressive cold-blooded, amphibious, carnivorous, reptile-like animal, with scaly skin and a broad snout crammed with pointed teeth.

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