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Killer 'Gators and Crocs: Gruesome Encounters from Across the Globe

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As some of the oldest species on the planet, alligators and crocodiles have no natural enemies. Except for humans, that is. But in the event of a confrontation between man and beast, it’s common for the crocodilian to be the victor. Killer Gators and Crocs describes alligator and crocodile attacks from around the world, including deadly encounters and miraculous escapes. Some were unavoidable tragedies, but many were the gruesome result of foolish mistakes. This book explains what compels these reptiles to attack...
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Overview

As some of the oldest species on the planet, alligators and crocodiles have no natural enemies. Except for humans, that is. But in the event of a confrontation between man and beast, it’s common for the crocodilian to be the victor. Killer Gators and Crocs describes alligator and crocodile attacks from around the world, including deadly encounters and miraculous escapes. Some were unavoidable tragedies, but many were the gruesome result of foolish mistakes. This book explains what compels these reptiles to attack humans and what can be done to prevent an attack. Garlock writes in detail about attacks from Egypt, China, Africa, South America, and the United States, including details of Florida’s three most recent confrontations. The resulting stories dramatically recreate these attacks and then examine their causes. Meticulously researched and chock-full of expert knowledge, Killer Gators and Crocs stands as a vital and important part of our literature on nature and survival.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592289752
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Garlock has written extensively about reptiles for many national publications, including Reptile magazine, Florida Naturalist, Reptile & Amphibian Hobbyist, and Wildland Firefighter magazine. He lives in Naples, Florida.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One NEW NAME TKChapter Two NEW NAME TKChapter Three Contact with People—Not a Good IdeaChapter Four Commercial Uses: Farming, Ranching, and GucciChapter Five Big City Alligators from New York to ScotlandChapter Six Hunting Gators: Rules and RegsChapter Seven Crocodylus acutus: An American OriginalChapter Eight Caiman: Death South of the BorderChapter Nine ‘Gators and Crocs in Europe The Last Place You'd LookChapter Ten Africa's Crocs: Death on the NileChspter Eleven Asia and the Far East: Suicide and SaltiesChapter Twelve Gharials Long-Snouted Denizens of the GangesChapter Thirteen Australia Salties Rule SupremeChapter Fourteen The Chinese AlligatorChapter Fifteen The Future of Human/Croc Relations
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