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Croc joins picnic, steals cooler box

UPI – An inquisitive and curious crocodile sneaks up and steals a cooler filled with drinks from a group of nature lovers while they are having a picnic.

Rowena Mould, a 70-year-old retiree, and Davout Wolhuter were out on a relaxing game drive at the Rietspruit Game Reserve in South Africa. They had a good cheetah sighting just prior to their picnic, and they set up their picnic as usual. It was all going well until a crocodile came out of the water.

“We were taken aback by this most unusual occurrence, and it drew attention to the fact that wild animal behaviour can be contrary to your experience or expectations. You never know what their background and previous interactions with humans might have been, which can alarmingly affect their behaviour,” Mould said.

“The crocodile slowly approached our picnic area. We all retreated to the safety of the vehicle. It then turned its attention toward our bright blue cooler box.

“At first, it rested its jaws on top of the cooler box, but then, in a moment, it snatched the cooler box in its jaws and made a hasty retreat back to the water.”

Crocodiles, in particular, have a unique way of eating their food. They can swallow small prey whole or tear off large chunks of meat with jaws and teeth.