Crocodile Crocodile Tread carefully as you walk along the banks of the Zambezi, as crocodiles are usually found in large numbers patrolling the waters. This "master assassin" carries a ferocious reputation as a cold-blooded killer, armed with reptilian intelligence and the most powerful bite on earth. Its massive jaws, studded with 70 sharp, conical teeth, can exert a crushing force of 13 tons. An idle, yet stealthy hunter, the croc lies in wait in the shallows, concealing itself by remaining mostly submerged but for its eyes, ears, and nostrils. When unsuspecting prey appears, the brawny beast uses its massive tail to help vault itself at lightning speed, five feet or more out of the water, to snatch the unfortunate animal.