Baby crocodiles, hatching

Caretakers display newly hatched Philippine crocodiles at a crocodile farm in Manila July 28, 2011. The Philippine crocodile, also known as the Mindoro crocodile, is a freshwater reptile considered to be among the endangered species. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)


  1. Cute, and yet somehow terrifying at the same time.
    It’s those eyes, man…those empty, I’m-gonna-eat-you eyes.

  2. Need to get a chorus line of these little guys with hats and canes singing “Hello My Baby”

    1. I like the original better . . .   completely ripped off Warner Brothers; and can’t say I like the ‘alien’ better – the frog has more personality. :)

  3. Ain’t heard this one in a while:

    I, for one, welcome our newborn reptiloid yolk-sucking overlords.


  4. I love how, within their first second of existence in the world, they look like they are eager to attack something.  No confusion.  No taking a moment to get their bearings.  Only an immediate enthusiasm to bite something.

  5. Ich bin Schnappi, das kleiner Krokodil.
    Komm aus Ägypten, das liegt direkt am Nil.
    Zuerst lag ich in einem Ei,
    dann schni-,schna-,schnappte ich mich frei…

  6. I found it interesting to learn that crocs and alligators aren’t actually just mindless killing machines and are noticeably smarter than other reptiles, capable of learning and a fair amount of sociability (by reptile standards), maybe not surprising since they’re the ones most closely related to dinosaurs and birds…you can go here and here for some short discussions of their intelligence.

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