To see a truly wild estuarine crocodile (Salty) catch and eat a large fish, bird or even a monitor lizard is something many would call lucky. I just know that if we respect, cherish and are mindful God's wonderful creations, they would just present themselves wonderfully.
I also have been very fortunate to be able to observe and study these beautiful reptiles, in their natural habitat, thriving on our little Island we call home.
Singapore, being such a tiny island with extremely rapid development, loss of forest and mangroves, has left us little in terms of wildlife and nature. Let us conserve and appreciate what we have left.
Now, back to this fellow here....... This very active Estuarine Crocodile (Saltwater crocodile)(Crocodylus Porosus) is known to the Sungei Buloh Staff as Croc Solomon. I discovered him in June 2011 when he was only about 50 cm long. He is now approximately 2.6m. I also discovered that we would be are able to tell different crocodiles of the same species apart, by their features and markings, that was how i could ID this fellow match with old photos i had of him as a baby, but that would be for another write up.
After a good 15 mins the fish was gone and with one of the efficient digestive system in the world, almost all of its food becomes body mass. This is why they can go long periods without food. What amazing animals..
Details of Photos and video
Camera used: Canon SX50HS
with circular polarizer and tripod.