A Sleeping Crocodile

Price: $9.95

Stock #: 773057
Type: Postcard
Publisher: Arthur Capper
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

Additional Details:
The Crocodile is very common in the head waters of the Nile and in the rivers of Uganda, through which territory the Roosevelt party are now traveling. It attains a length of several feet, and is the highest form of reptilian life. Its back is covered with horny plates within the thick skin, and the massive jaw is firmly set with very strong teeth. It makes its way through the water by a twisting stroke of its powerful tail, and the animals, fish and birds on which it feeds are often brought within reach of its jaws by a twist of the tail. The jaws are rigidly articulated and it frequently has to sink its food until it is sufficiently macerated to be torn to pieces. Crocodile worship is one of the oldest forms of religion in Egypt.

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