Characteristics and physiology

Adult Nile crocodiles have a dark bronze colouration above, with faded blackish spots and stripes variably appearing across the back and a dingy off-yellow on the belly, although mud can often obscure the crocodile's actual colour. The flanks, which are yellowish-green in colour, have dark patches arranged in oblique stripes in highly variable patterns.


The average length of a Nile crocodile can grow to about 5 meters. A Nile crocodile weighs approximately 600 kilograms.


Under normal circumstances, Nile crocodiles are relatively inert creatures as are most crocodilians and other large cold-blooded creatures.


Tiny crocodiles come from eggs.

Attacks on humans

Poking a crocodile with a stick causes it to attack. You are a human, and it will attack, so this is considered an attack on a human.