Did you know that there is a creature that still walks upon the earth just as it did 200 million years ago? Dinosaurs may have disappeared into extinction, but this tough and intelligent denizen survived and has outlived them by 65 million years! It has even survived the deadliest of all predators, man.
They also have an extraordinary ability to go without food. Some crocodiles can go a whole year without eating and simply pick up where they left off when food becomes available again.
A well-fed adult croc can be 15 feet long and weigh up to 450 pounds.
Fierce and muscular, crocodiles can tear each other into pieces in a battle over turf. But they are made rough and tough and heal better than most other animals.
Crocodiles have keen eyesight, excellent hearing and a good sense of smell. Their sensitive nostrils are located at the top end of their snout, which allows them to breathe while the rest of their bodies are under water.
Their leathery hide resembles a dead log and serves as wonderful camouflage when they silently glide through the water.
In addition to being hale and hardy, let alone fast and fierce, crocodiles are also smart! They seem to learn quickly, particularly to avoid dangerous situations. Researchers who try to capture crocodiles report that the crocs catch on pretty fast and can’t be caught with the same trick more than once.
So the next time you might be visiting the Florida Everglades or riding a barge down the Nile River in Africa, keep your eyes open for floating logs. You might want to steer clear if one of them winks at you.

  1. Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.
  2. Crocodiles are animals that haven’t a good ability for to survive if they don’t eat every day.
  3. The body of crocodiles is looked like a trunk, so they can hide easily.

  1. Answer the following questions. Don’t copy from the text.
  2. What is the technique to capture crocodiles?
  3. What are the faculties that crocodiles have for capture their preys?

  1. Find the words in the text that mean:
  2. Muzzle (paragraph 5)
  3. Intelligent (paragraph 7)
  4. Risky (paragraph 7)
  5. Boat (paragraph 8)