Supersize Crocs
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Tall tales of giant man-eating crocodiles inhabit a world between fact and fiction. The truth is that some crocodile species, such as Nile crocs and American crocs, have been known to exceed 20 feet; the Asian-Pacific saltwater croc has been recorded to 23 feet. Today these gigantic creatures are very, very rare, but some of them are still out there in the wild, with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these leviathans. This show originally aired February 11, 2007. You can buy the film at ShopPBS.

  • Ron K. Sorensen

    I am currently traveling in the Philippines, and have no more access to nature videos. I previously had Netflix in the US. So, now I am on your site, and am very frustrated that all of the full version videos that I select are “not available”. I do not understand why. I was able to see one video on the Black Mamba, but every one after that was unavailable. How can I access these videos, or do you restrict access to one video per IPS? Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter, and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.



  • thaddeushudson

    I`ve been having the same results as you have and it started months ago. This used to be my favorite site but now I cant access any of the full episodes. Even my all time favorites CLOUD and Leopards. PBS/nature, WHATS WRONG????

  • kimba ozag

    Thank you for this educating piece!

  • Ricio López

    @ Ron and Thaddeus:

    I believe that the episodes are restricted if they are being re-broadcast during the current season of the show in question. The links should re-activate after the air date.

  • Claire

    A very informative and entertaining program. I was only slightly disappointed when Rom didn’t find his twenty-footer. I really admire him for the way he handles large and dangerous reptiles.

  • Sam

    I LOVE nature! Your show is the best!

  • Andre

    I love your show! I have learned a lot from watching your show.

  • Rick

    Nature is awesome! Somehow, I thought that Rom would find his 20 footer….but it didn’t turn out that way. Still, a great episode.

  • Claire

    Awesome program! Rom is my idol. I really admire him for the way he handles such dangerous creatures. I love all animals, particularly large predators, so this show was very interesting to me. Please make more!

  • Ari1029

    this episode was awsome. one of my favorites! i wish the croc would have stayed in the end or the print was visible so he could measure it. i hope he finds his 20 footer

  • Fulaman

    It has everything to do with environment right? I agree with you, that is why I think that it’s hogwash that Saltwater crocs are bigger than Nile Crocs found in parts of Ethiopia and the Tanzania/Kenyan region of the Masai mara. Some of those Crocs have heads as big as the Zebra and Wildebeest they kill. Why did he not go there?

  • denden

    In November of 2011, Australian crocodile expert Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic sedated and measured Lolong in his enclosure and confirmed Lolong as the world’s longest crocodile ever caught in captivity.[1][2] His confirmation is good enough for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records but the announcement is to be published in March of 2012.

    Lolong is the largest crocodile in captivity. A male Indo-Pacific or Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), he weighs 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms) and has a length of 20 feet 3 inches (6.17 meters), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.

    Lolong was caught in a Bunawan creek in the province of Agusan del Sur in the Philippines on September 3, 2011.

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