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Posted by: Matt-D at Sun Mar 14 23:01:52 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Matt-D ]  
   

And for the picture labels...
1. The female.. I was co-managing a local fish and reptile store years ago and took the pair in to put on display at the store (which wasn't too exciting, they always hid). Almost lost both when the furnace broke and water temp dropped to the low 60's. I came in to find 2 floating, water filled caimans. Interesting part was the red bellied turtles were swimming over looking for food in such cold water.
2. The pair basking together. The male has never been much of a basker but the female sure is. That is the enclosure they were in before going into the store, it was 10X6 and floor to ceiling. The water area was 4X6.
3.Closer shot of the pair. They were around 42 inches then.
4.Close up of the females head.. Ain't she perdy?
5.Female again, I love this shot of her for some reason..
6.The pair after I just got the male, cleaning out their pond. This enclosure was way too small for 2 and I quickly make changes so they had more space. They just had a 4X6 pond and the basking shelf at this time.
7. The female I think in 2005.
8. Female in 2004, snacking on some chicken.
9. Female in 2004 again, looking for lunch.

The female was one of my first crocs. Started out with her in a 65 gallon tank, which was what was recommended to me and I quickly upgraded her to an 8X2 enclosure (which was also too small after I watched her more and more, but she was a lot smaller too). I'm going on 24 now and finishing up college so long story, but I keep the pair of trigs out at a good friend of mine's farm where he has allowed me to build their current enclosure in a 40X25 foot "turtle barn". I've got a couple of 3 foot alligators and a 2 foot spectacled caiman out there as well, and some more small spectacled caimans, 2 cuviers dwarf caimans and 2 dwarf crocodiles at my house.

Matt


   

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