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    An Australian woman, Vicki Lowing, says she divorced her husband after he asked her to give up her pet crocodile, Johnie, which she says is "like a child" to her.

    Mrs Lowing, 52, who has hand-raised the one-and-a-half metre reptile for 13 years, gives it the run of the house and even lets it sleep with her son Andrew in his bed.

    The trained nurse from Melbourne, Victoria, who had looked after ill and abandoned animals for decades, adopted the crocodile after it was left on her doorstep in 1996 by an anonymous person.

    Her husband Greg said she spent too much time with the pet and asked her to give it up in a bid to save their marriage, but she refused and the couple divorced in 2005.

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    Didn't they make a movie out of this? Lake Placid!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Didn't they make a movie out of this? Lake Placid!! :D
    That thing was a Gator not a crock,crocks don't grow that big !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    That thing was a Gator not a crock,crocks don't grow that big !

    Bassackwards Moo! Its the crocs that grow big!:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Bassackwards Moo! Its the crocs that grow big!:D

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmTN2kCgMQ
    Crocodiles are found all over the world .They are smaller and thinner than the alligator .Alligator are larger and found only in America and China !

    There are two living alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).
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    Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the Tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. Some species, notably the Saltwater Crocodile of Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands often live along the coastal areas. It is also known to venture far out to sea. They mostly feed on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes with invertebrates like mollusks and crustaceans, depending on species. They are an ancient lineage, and are believed to have changed little since the time of the dinosaurs.
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    An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The name alligator is an anglicized form of the Spanish el lagarto (”the lizard”), the name by which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator.

    There are two living alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).

    Alligators are characterized by a wider snout and eyes more dorsally located than their crocodile cousins. Both living species also tend to be darker in color, often nearly black but color is very dependent on the water. Algae-laden waters produce greener alligators; alligators from waters with a lot of tannic acid from overhanging trees are often darker (although the Chinese alligator has some light patterning.) Also, in alligators only the upper teeth can be seen with the jaws closed (in contrast to true crocodiles, in which upper and lower teeth can be seen), though many individuals bear jaw deformities which complicate this means of identification. The eyes of a large alligator will glow red and those of a smaller one will glow green when a light is shined on them. This fact can be used to find alligators in the dark.

    An average American alligator’s weight and length is 800 lbs. and 13 feet long. According to the Everglades National Park website, the largest alligator ever recorded in Florida was 17 feet 5 inches long (5.3 meters). The largest alligator ever recorded measured 19 feet 2 inches (5.8 meters) and was found on Marsh Island, Louisiana. Few of the giant specimens were weighed, but the larger ones could have exceeded a ton in weight. The Chinese Alligator is smaller, rarely exceeding 7 feet (2 meters) in length.

    An alligator’s lifespan is usually estimated in the range of 50 years or more. A specimen named Muja has resided in the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia since 1937, making it at least 70 years old. And in Riga Zoo, Latvia an alligator has been living since 1935.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO…..

    While alligators are often confused with crocodiles, they belong to two quite separate taxonomic families, and are as distinct from one another as humans are from gorillas. As for appearance, one generally reliable rule is that alligators have U-shaped heads, while crocodiles are V-shaped – which can be remembered by noting that “A” in alligator comes before “C” in crocodile, and “U” comes before “V”.

    Crocodiles have a longer narrower snout, with eyes further forward. Also, if one looks at an alligator and then a crocodile, one will notice a difference in their mouths: only the upper teeth are visible when an alligator’s mouth is closed, while a crocodile’s mouth will reveal both upper and lower teeth, as their fourth tooth sticks out from the lower jaw, rather than fitting neatly into the upper jaw.

    Crocodiles also tend to have green eyes, while alligators have brown ones.

    Another distinction can be drawn between the jaws of the two animals. Crocodiles’ jaws are much more narrow and are used to tear and grip on prey. By contrast, alligators’ jaws are meant to crush bones, and can deliver a bite force of up to 3000psi (20MPa).
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    Slatwater Crocs are bigger and more aggressive than American Alligators

    but what i find stupid is the women lets a wild animal sleep with her son. one thing if it lived in the house int he basement or something, but not letting it roam the house and sleep with my kid. Dad should try and get custady of the kid based on that alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Slatwater Crocs are bigger and more aggressive than American Alligators

    but what i find stupid is the women lets a wild animal sleep with her son. one thing if it lived in the house int he basement or something, but not letting it roam the house and sleep with my kid. Dad should try and get custady of the kid based on that alone
    Or kidnap the critter and dump it out on the Interstate some dark night during peak traffic .People who keep critters like Big Constrictors, Poisonous Snakes or Crocks/Gators as house pets are 'Badly Bent' IMVHO !

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    Alligator, Crocodile, who gives a damn? That woman is a certifiable dingbat. She lets her child play and sleep with a crocodile? Doesn't Australia have anything like DFACS? :eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostThere View Post
    Alligator, Crocodile, who gives a damn? That woman is a certifiable dingbat. She lets her child play and sleep with a crocodile? Doesn't Australia have anything like DFACS? :eek:

    What he said. :D What a family of dumbasses.
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