In a display of primal triumph, a ravenous crocodile submerges its head in a giraffe’s belly, claiming a feasting victory

A hungry crocodile fought off rivals to feed on a dead giraffe at a nature reserve in South Africa.

The reptile approached the dead animal before sinking its jaws into it at Kruger National Park.

Adult crocodiles can feed on a wide range of vertebrates including, buffalo, young hippos, and large cats

A hungry crocodile fought off rivals to feed on a dead giraffe at a nature reserve in South Africa

The reptile approached the dead animal before sinking its jaws into it at Kruger National Park

The large crocodile beat other reptiles to the carcass before sinking its teeth into the 188 stone carcass at Lower Sabie on October 28

Adult crocodiles can feed on a wide range of vertebrates including, buffalo, young hippos, and large cats.

But fish and smaller vertebrates often form the greatest part of their diet.

They account for a few hundred deaths a year.

Nile crocodiles will also often scavenge from carcasses.

But fish and smaller vertebrates often form the greatest part of their diet

The species digs hole nests up to 50cm deep in sandy banks, several metres from the water.

Where female crocodiles lay around 40 to 60 eggs at a time.

They remain near the nest at all times.

Egg incubation time averages 80 to 90 days, after which females open the nest and carry the juveniles to the water.

Crocodiles have a reputation of being man-eaters. They account for hundreds of deaths each year

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