by admin on April 7, 2010

Sunbathing Alligators

What Eats Alligators And Crocodiles? Photo:Matthew Field

What eats crocodiles, caimans and alligators?

What do crocodiles, caimans and alligators eat?

All of the crocodilians—crocodiles, alligators and caimans—are known for being ferocious predators. But these ancient reptiles also have a few predators, or natural enemies, of their own.

Big cats, such as jaguars and leopards, sometimes attack, kill and eat adult caimans, crocodiles and alligators. Huge serpents such as anacondas and pythons sometimes attack grown crocodilians as well.

And baby alligators, crocodiles and caimans have many predators to worry about. Winged predators such as herons, egrets and eagles like to eat small crocodilians, and so do a lot of carnivorous mammals, such as wild pigs.

As for what alligators, caimans and crocodiles eat: The will eat just about any animal, fish or avian that they are large and strong enough to kill. The largest crocodilians will attack and eat animals that are as large as a bull!

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