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EATEN ALIVE: Five Killer Croc Attacks [Kindle Edition]

Chris Maloney

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A near perfect killing machine and one of the most feared animals on earth, the crocodile has honed its hunting techniques for 200 million years. And although its jaws are its weapon, the crocodile’s success depends on patience and its ability to ambush prey.

“A crocodile will stalk a target for hours or even days if necessary, and an 18-foot, 2,000-pound crocodile can hide in two feet of water and never give itself away,” says Rob Carmichael, a reptile expert and founder of the Wildlife Discovery Center in Chicago.

“You can be close to shore and think you’re safe,” continues Carmichael. “But you’ll never see the attack coming. The crocodile explodes from the water, takes you under and you’re gone. It’s over in seconds.”

There are 23 species of crocodiles, including the Nile – found in Africa and Madagascar – and the saltwater or estuarine crocodile – found in West Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and Australia.

Both are notorious man-eaters.

The Nile croc can reach a maximum size of 20 feet and weigh up to 1,650 pounds.

The saltwater croc can reach 23 feet in length, weigh 3,000 pounds and exert a bite force of 5,000 pounds per square inch, compared to 400 pounds per square inch for a large great white shark.

Combined, Nile and saltwater crocodiles account for hundreds of deaths each year including the five extraordinary and heartbreaking attacks featured in this five-part story.

“All of these attacks are absolutely horrific,” Carmichael says. “But as gruesome as they are, they’re not really the crocodile’s fault. The attacks are the result of people putting themselves in bad situations. The crocodile is just doing what it is engineered and wired to do. And it does it very well.”

Story One – 22 Hours in Hell
The story of three friends who encounter a large croc while riding 4-wheel ATVs in the Australian Outback.

Story Two – Back Against the Wall
The story of an American model who makes a split-second decision when confronted by a man-eating croc that determines the fate of two lives.

Story Three – An African Thank You
The story of a Seattle doctor whose two-month goodwill trip to Africa turns into a permanent stay.

Story Four – Champ’s Best Friend
The heartbreaking story of a brave little boy, his puppy dog and an ancient predator.

Story Five – An Occurrence at Sandy Creek
A guide leads a group of tourists to a beautiful swimming hole that has just one problem…it's infested with man-eating crocs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 150 KB
  • Print Length: 27 pages
  • Publisher: 296 Media (7 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JE4Y2Q
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1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BE TAKEN ALIVE BY "EATEN ALIVE" 12 Dec 2013
By Donald Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am compelled to characterize this "book" as a RIPOFF!

The individual "attack" chapters are only a few pages long. The extensive bibliography portion of this "book" is quite possibly longer than the five chapters. I suspect one reason for the extensive bibliography is to "lengthen" the number of pages of this "book" so as to increase sales. Another would be an effort to afford this "book" a modicum of legitimacy.

Having read extensively of crocodile/alligator attacks over a period of many years (I'm a former ranger at Everglades National Park, traveled extensively in crocodile country in Australia's Top End, and am otherwise a crocodilian aficionado, although I endeavor to avoid close contact), I would venture to describe these chapters as mere summaries gleaned from a handful of outside sources. Thus, this "book" evidences a dearth of original research or creativity. I could have "written" this "book" myself in two hours.

If you want info on crocodile attacks, you can do much better--and cheaper--via a Google search. You can start with the Wikipedia article entitled "Crocodile attack," to include its references section.

If you want to read a good book on crocodile attacks specific to Australia, I recommend:

"Croc!: Savage Tales from Australia's Wild Frontier"

If you want to read what must be, far and away, the best "crocodile attack" fiction ever written:

"TEETH - The Epic Novel With Bite (The South Pacific Trilogy)"
by Timothy James Dean

I assume the publisher must have, sadly, decided upon the sensational/ridiculous title, but it's actually a very well written novel of some duration, set in New Guinea during WW II and involving Australian, Japanese, American, and aboriginal characters. Plus an additional "heavy" character, who needs no introduction. Don't take my word for it, read the reviews.

Anyway, I highly recommend not cheating yourself by not rewarding the "author" of "Eaten Alive" with your purchase dollars.

And hey, let's be careful out there! Never smile at a crocodile, or even approach the water's edge. They own it. Seriously.

"Crocodile" Don G.
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short 26 Dec 2011
By Jodie Fewings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wish this had been longer, but it was a good price for the size of the read. Little bit simplistic in the way that it was written.
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