Crocodiles videos and pictures are one of the most-watched contents on social media. Although the popularity of the predatory reptiles is not as high as dogs and cats, at least one crocodile video or picture goes viral on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram every month.
The most recent crocodile-related content to go viral came from Australia, where the most awe-inspiring reptile videos and pictures are documented.
Pictures on social media showed a giant crocodile the size of a car was being caught by wildlife rangers at a popular tourist spot. The animal, identified as a Male Saltwater crocodile, measured 4.4 meters in length and weighed around 350 kilograms. It was trapped by rangers in the Flora River Nature Park on August 28.
The big reptile was caught in a spot that is frequented by tourists and local walkers, said senior wildlife ranger, John Burke.
Just one week later, an incredible video featuring a ‘skilled’ crocodiles has gone viral on social media.
The video, which was reportedly filmed by a fisherman, shows a fully-grown crocodile propelling itself in water and racing against a speedboat.
Watch it here:
The video was shared on Twitter by a page called Gators Daily with the caption, “croco races speedboat.”
The 13-second clip shows the crocodile matching its swimming speed with a speedboat. At one point, it seems like the reptile is trying hard to beat the speedboat
Since being shared, the clip has garnered over 6.25 lakh views with hundreds of reactions from users.
While many were impressed with the reptile’s incredible speed, some said that the boat could’ve injured it.
A user commented, “Please explain. I’m freaking out. Is it a pet? Why is it chasing them and coming above water to give away it’s position. I have never seen this.”
“Crocodiles haven’t evolved any new features in 200 million years and its because they are already perfect. No other species has room to move into the shallow-water-predator niche, there is simply no room for improvement. If a croc wants to eat you it will,” wrote another.