For as scary as alligators are, they don’t compare to crocodiles.
Not only are crocs significantly larger than gators (20 feet and 2,200 pounds for a saltwater croc compared to 15 feet and 1,100 pounds for a large American alligator), but they’re much more aggressive and will actively hunt down prey rather than rely on ambush methods.
There’s also a strength and explosiveness differential between the two that’s very hard to measure in terms of numbers, but it’s easy to see in this video that we get thanks to the one and only Joe Rogan.
What the video lacks in context it makes up for in shock value. We see an enormous crocodile with a whole pig in its mouth. Then, with one quick shake of its head, the crocodile snaps the pig clean in half, making a noise that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
Just watch it below and make sure you have your volume up…
Don’t have much more to say other than stay the hell away from crocodiles at absolutely all costs. Wielding a powerful tail, strong swimming abilities, phenomenal stealth under water, and the most forceful bite known to man, crocodiles are some of the fiercest predators on planet Earth.
Alligator Sneaks On Land To Snag Wild Hog
If you thought you only had to worry about alligators in the water, they let you know they’re dominant on land as well.
A video from Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida proves just that, as visitors were able to get some awesome footage of an alligator leaving the water, creeping up on a nest of wild pigs, snatching one easily, then returning to the water for a feast.
The gator looks right at home while stealthily moving up on the hogs, not making a sound or doing anything to alert its soon to be dinner of his presence.
A short explosion of speed and the gator has dinner in between its powerful jaws.
Maybe even crazier, when the alligator gets back into the water with its kill, 6 more alligators appear out of nowhere and start making their way over to where the food is. They must have sensed or heard the ruckus going on and decided they might get a bite or two out of it.
And I can’t blame them, but going to go out on a limb and say the gator who did the work is going to keep that one for himself…