The first in a line of adventures within theÂ National Geographic Kids Chapters series, Crocodile Encounters will surely prove to be one of the most exciting. Follow along with National Geographic explorer Brady Barr as he crawls into a muddy hole just barely big enough for his shoulders, and comes face to face with thirteen crocodiles! Laugh out loud as you learn how to catch a crocodile using shoe laces and underpants. Read in anticipation to find out what happens when you put a 600-lb crocodile on an airplane in just a flimsy wooden crate. These action-packed stories and more will engage readers and inspire them to go out and explore their own world.
Stories include: Â â¢ "Undercover Croc," in which Brady "becomes a crocodile," by donning a specially-designed protective croc suit, and infiltrates a group of Nile crocodiles in Tanzania. Â â¢ "Toy Story," in which he uses (and loses) a radio-controlled car with video camera, in a hilarious failed attempt to capture a Nile crocodile in South Africa. Â â¢ "Deep Dark Den"--in an attempt to relocate a group of crocodiles causing problems to neighboring villagers in Costa Rica, Brady finds himself underground in a deep muddy hole with thirteen angry crocs. Â â¢ "Croc in a Box," Brady tries to move a giant, troublesome croc from Uganda safely to an American zoo, but discovers the croc is much stronger than the "sturdy wooden box" that has been built to contain him.
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In Attacked by a Crocodile, readers learn of actual human-wildlife encounters, creature information, survival strategies, and attack statistics. True survivor stories and quotes show the reality of sharing our world with one of Earth's most cunning and powerful species. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
As some of the oldest species on the planet, alligators and crocodiles have no natural enemies. Except for man, that is. In the event of a confrontation between the two, itâs not uncommon for the crocodile to be the victor. Killer Gators and Crocs describes alligator and crocodile attacks from around the world, from the most gruesome, to the most deserved. It explains what compels these reptiles to attack humans and what can be done to prevent an attack.
Crocodilians are the largest and most awe-inspiring reptiles available in the modern reptile trade. "The Ultimate Guide to Crocodilians in Captivity" provides a valuable resource for anyone who keeps or plans to keep a crocodilian regardless of species. Whether it's handling, feeding or housing, " The Ultimate Guide to Crocodilians in Captivity" is fascinating reading for both hobbyists and naturalists alike.
This book records the remarkable first-hand experiences of a South African who from an early age was fascinated, and often confronted, by wild animals. These included lions and even grizzly bears. More than any other predators, however, dangerous snakes took centre stage. Mambas, cobras and pythons, to name a few. A military prisoner on a train. The author was bitten numerous times, lapsed into a coma, was declared dead, attacked by a shark in a swimming pool and forced to wrestle with a crocodile. He emerges as a dignified, compassionate and wryly self-aware individual who has discovered peace and humility. This, Frederick Sterzelâs first publication, is sure to prove very popular. He has owned numerous snake and reptile parks and zoos after game-capturing and other wildlife occupations in his youth. Even in his period of military service he had most unusual, even hilarious, experiences.
Holidaying at one of his favourite destinations, Tzar, his brother Ziggy and their very good friend Coco, head out on their usual morning burn up the beach. Dejected that his fun-filled days are coming to an end, he slips back to the beach house to get his ball in the hopes that it might cheer him up. As he tears up the beach to catch his ball before it lands, he sees something moving out of the corner of his eye. Concealed by the thick bushes, the thing shoots out as if jet-propelled and suddenly stops in the middle of the beach. Instinctively, Tzar puts on the brakes, leaving a three-metre skid mark in the soft sand. Pulling up just short of the thing, Tzar is completely frozen in terror. Eyes bulging, he comes face to face with a very, very, very large saltwater crocodile. Will the large crocodile and Tzar become friends or will Tzar become lunch? This book is suitable for children of all ages and is particularly useful as an early childhood learning resource, as a number of life lessons can be gleaned from the story. Comprehensive teacher's notes can be found at the back of book as a lesson plan for school. Catherine has completed her next book in the series, Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle - Mr Claw. Keep an eye out for futures stories.