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A Freshwater Crocodile in the late afternoon on a tree trunk in Katherine Gorge Northern Territory Australia.<br />
The freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni; also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnston's crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of reptile endemic to the northern regions of Australia.<br />
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Unlike their much larger Australian relative the saltwater crocodile, freshwater crocodiles are not known as man-eaters and rarely cause fatalities, although they will bite in self-defense if cornered.