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Killer Gators and Crocs: Gruesome Encounters from Across the Globe

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As some of the oldest species on the planet, alligators and crocodiles have no natural enemies. Except for man, that is. In the event of a confrontation between the two, it's not uncommon for the crocodile to be the victor. Killer Gators and Crocs describes alligator and crocodile attacks from around the world, from the most gruesome, to the most deserved. It explains what ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Lyons Press (first published June 15th 2006)
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Beka
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
While this book is filled with lots of information about various crocodilians, it isn't quite what it says it is. Most of the book is filled with information about ranges, diets, conservation, and extinction. When the author does discuss attacks from crocodilians, it is usually done in a short paragraph or two and recounts several quite quickly. They are not detailed accounts, mostly just straightforward presentations of what happened. No problem with the majority of the information given, just ...more
Michael
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, animals
I want to say, my 2 star rating is on how much I personally enjoyed the book. Not the quality of the books content. If I were a person that knew very little about crocodilians, I would have probably given it 4 or 5 stars. The title is a little misleading. Only about a quarter of the book actually covers attacks. The rest is general info, commercialization, conservation, etc..... I already have extensive knowledge of most reptiles and was reading a lot of stuff I already knew. I was expecting a b ...more
Jake Causey
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you want a book that is both conservation minded and chock-full of nightmarish accounts of animal encounters gone awry, this is the book for you. I picked up this book several years ago at Wakulla Springs State Park in Northwest Florida after an alligator decided to enter the swimming area while I and a couple dozen other people were taking advantage of the beautiful weather by splashing, diving, and swimming to our hearts' content. That may have had an effect on the level of enjoyment I rece ...more
Brianna Russell-Medina
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I gave this four stars because I liked the information in this book, but it's definitely misleading. It does have crocodile attacks, but this book has a lot more than just that, so I was a little let down when I first opened it. It also focuses mainly on the American Alligator before it starts covering specific geographic areas and species, so that was also a little annoying. As for the structure of the book, he kinda jumps back and forth between things seemingly at random at times.
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Teresa
Oct 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A bit of a slow read, lots of facts and many clear accounts of encounters across the globle. Loved it!
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