Crocodiles, alligators or the Indian ghariyals can spend their entire daytime sitting on a river bank, basking under a warm sun and appear as if stoned. But, that is a clever strategy adopted by the croc family to fool its prey. As this video so superbly shows, a crocodile can spin into action at the fraction of a second and jump many meters high from the water surface to grab food in its crusher-like jaws. What you should notice is the slow-mo shot showing the jump – the snake-like movement a crocodile makes in the air.
Credit: Northern Territory, Australia’s Outback via YouTube.