With one of the most powerful bites on the planet, crocodiles reign as the king of chomp.
Scientists from Florida State University have measured the force of a crocodile bite at nearly 3,700 pounds. That’s a little less than the weight of a Dodge Charger balanced on a number 2 pencil.
But if there’s one natural law even a croc can’t break, it’s eat or be eaten….
Two months ago I got the itch to go exploring (a chronic disease-process for paleontologists). Lucky for me, my colleague and long time curator of paleontology Vince Schneider had a fix. He was planning a day trip to hunt for the remains of ancient animals that lived and died in the lakes of North Carolina during the Triassic Period, some of which looked a heck of a lot like modern crocodiles.
After assembling a team of paleontologists and volunteers, we hit the…
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