Last minute reminder about tonight’s Crock talk – email information Courtesy of Studio C
Dec 11th, Thursday evening at 7 PM, at the Sun Breeze Conference room, Marisa Tellez (crocodile expert) is presenting a program on the American Crocodile, an endangered species…except for here where they crawl out on the roads and hiss. Studies have shown that the crocodile has the strongest immune system ever. But here, they have become infected and are dying. So they’re trying to move them to a sanctuary to be studied for auto-immune disease. Their habitat has been consumed here and they are coming into living areas (actually, our living areas are overcoming them). It will be both an informative and social event. Hope to see you there.
A few things I learned at Crock Talk…
There are 23 species of crocodiles and 18 of them are endangered
Crocks have 3000 lbs per square inch jaw power
They can sprint 11 mph.
Courtship lasts 2 weeks to a month
Crocks lay 15 – 50 eggs
10 days prior to hatching, baby crocks start communicating with their mothers
Crocodile antibodies may cure diseases like HIV
Feeding crocks frozen chicken kills them – it’s like poison.
Crocks in the wild eat 50 times a year – daily feeding is not healthy for them.
The American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) website is worth visiting. They work in relocating problematic animals, helping ill treated animals and providing education for students and the community.