Watch Over 100 Crocodiles Fight Over a Single Duck

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: November 25, 2023

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USA, Florida, Herd of crocodiles enjoying the sun in everglades national park
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They are feeding frenzies, while some of the most unique things that people can watch can be a bit cruel if they are nothing more than for entertainment. Animals that don’t have enough food will go to great lengths to get to the food that is supplied, even if it is at the cost of angering their fellow animals. Don’t miss the action at the top of the video!

Feeding Fights

The short YouTube clip at the top of this blog post takes us to an enclosure where over 100 crocodiles are kept. The Feeding Battle YouTube page shared this incredible footage. This channel shares various feeding fights that take place. We see animals such as turtles, geckos, and beetles that eat at the hands of their keepers.

Crocodile Feeding Frenzy

At the start of the video, at the top, we see over 100 crocodiles in some enclosure. There is a large body of water that is in the center. We see dozens of crocodiles lining the outside, basking in the sun. Although difficult to see, dozens of crocodiles are lurking in the greenish water below, the perfect opportunity for them to blend in. 

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Suddenly, the crocodile’s keeper arrives with food. Only this food isn’t enough for all of them to eat. He has brought one live duck. We see the phone in his hand as he is eager to capture footage of this feeding frenzy about to take place. And with one swing of his arm, he tosses the duck as far out as possible. 

The duck hits the water. He lands right between about ten crocodiles. As soon as he sees them, we see him turn 180 degrees and go in the opposite direction. We see him swim as fast as possible because he realizes he is being chased. And it’s not long before we see this duck being pulled under. 

Do Crocodiles Eat Live Animals?

In addition to eating larger animals, crocodiles enjoy smaller prey such as fish.

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Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) of the family Crocodylidae are carnivore eaters that prey on fish, crustaceans, deer, and buffalo when in the wild. Those that are in captivity can eat both live animals or meat that is prepared for them. 

According to the Northern Territory Australian Government, “In captivity, do not feed crocodiles chicken or beef only. Food needs to be chopped to a size that is easy to eat. Live food, such as fish and insects, can be placed in the water to encourage the crocodile to hunt.”

As we can see from the video at the very top, the crocodiles enjoyed this live food. They enjoyed the hunt. The only thing was there weren’t enough ducks to feed all these crocodiles. 

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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