Now that’s a croc monsieur! Cannibalistic croc gulps down a baby crocodile
These amazing photos show the moment a cannibalistic croc gulps down on a baby crocodile.
Forget a croque monsieur this slimy snack was more like a CROC monsieur.
The poor unsuspecting reptile gets caught up in the massive mouth of its hungry hunter.
Quickly, the larger crocodile chomps its razor sharp teeth around its prey before swallowing it down whole.
The blood-thirsty pictures were shot by photographer Tanja Merensky-Hartinger at the Sweni Bird Hide in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on June 14.
Tanja, 32, said: “I was stunned when I saw this.
“I have never seen this kind of behaviour before.
“I later spoke to some professional guides with many years’ experience in the African bush, they too had never seen this before.
“Adult crocodiles prefer to take down larger prey for energy efficiency and thus adults rarely tackle such small prey.
“Their prey consists almost exclusively of larger mammals, although they do also eat fish, birds or reptiles as they are opportunistic hunters.
“Crocodiles very occasionally turn to cannibalism and eat each other.
“They do this when there’s an absence of prey or food competition, doing what is necessary to survive.”