Friday, September 18, 2015

Fact of the Day: Crocodile Teeth

When crocodiles lose their second set of teeth, they don't remain toothless forever like humans. They come back quickly, and this process can happen hundreds of times for every spot for a tooth. This is also a trait for alligators too. 

16 comments:

Huggybear said...

Adam
Why don't you put up how crocodiles kill their prey and then what they do with what they don't eat immediately.
Now that will turn some stomachs.
Cheers
B J Hunnicut

Dascha said...

Wow, did not know this. I know that they are scary hihi.

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DEZMOND said...

and they wash them with blood too.....

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Think if humans did this. No need for nasty dentures!

Jax said...

Do they grow them back or there's a few hundred in there waiting to sprout? !

Pat Hatt said...

Be nice if humans could do that too

Martha said...

That's pretty cool!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Screw dentists, they don't need 'em!

Huggybear said...

For Christ's sake - bloody google and find out for yourself.
B J Hunnicut

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I knew this :)

Nefertiti said...

Impressionnant !

The Happy Whisk said...

True.

stephen Hayes said...

Nature has given them this feature to survive, and they've been around an amazingly long time.

Mary Kirkland said...

Well that makes sense since they use their teeth so much and they can be ripped right out while taking down prey.

Caro * said...

Very interesting fact :)

Breathtaking said...

Yet another interesting fact I didn't know about. How about that! Their teeth must decay more often than ours,( which is not surprising) and nature has a way of compensating for this.