Baby crocodiles, hatching

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20 Responses to “Baby crocodiles, hatching”

  1. obeyken says:

    I wonder if those yolks would make a good hollandaise sauce.

  2. Blaze Curry says:

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

  3. Kat says:

    Cute little dinosaurs.

  4. dmcinnes says:

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU1MAokrrUk

    • Susan says:

      I like the original better . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsROL4Kf8QY   completely ripped off Warner Brothers; and can’t say I like the ‘alien’ better – the frog has more personality. :)

  5. Evan G. says:

    Once you know about balut, hard to think about eggs in the Philippines the same way again. 

  6. awjt says:

    EEEEW!  + Cute!!!  = alligator hatchlings covered in bloody yolky shell bits

  7. Jamie Austin says:

    Wish there was an audio clip.  I imagine they make cute pipping/hissing noises.

  8. Chloe Neill says:

    Is anybody else having really unfortunate Jurassic Park flashbacks?

  9. This caption to this picture should be: “WE LIVE! HISSSSSS!!!!”

  10. Donald Petersen says:

    Ain’t heard this one in a while:

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

    Coochie-coo.

  11. nosehat says:

    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.

  12. querent says:

    death is so cute.

  13. Phil Salkie says:

    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…

  14. Dave Delisle says:

    Raptors? You bred Raptors!?

  15. hypnosifl says:

    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.

  16. Theodosia says:

    They’re so cute when they’re little!  (No, seriously!)

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