This is exactly what happened when a 100-pound crocodile collided with a 900-pound behemoth. Stephen Kangisser, a photographer, stood by and watched as the larger croc ‘flaunted’ his prey all day before devouring it. Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park captured the reality of the ‘croc eat croc’ world.
One crocodile, however, has been taken from the country’s largest wildlife reserve. Cannibalism is a common occurrence among reptiles, as horrifying as it may look. Crocodiles are notorious for turning on one another in order to control their numbers. It often happens when they run out of animals to hunt and eat, or it may simply be done to show dominance. Cannibalistic crocs tend to avoid bigger crocs and females throughout their reproductive years. ‘It was a once-in-a-lifetime sighting that many park visitors got to see,’ Stephen, 68, continued.
‘I’ve seen a lot of k.i.l.lings in the wild, but nothing like this.’ I felt bad for the small crocodile since it didn’t appear to be real.’ Stephen has been visiting Kruger National Park since he was a kid and likes sharing what he sees since he feels that “most people would never get the chance to see what I have in the wild.”