National Geographic : 1957 Jan
27 Salt-water Dragon -+ Is a Man-eater Of all the saurians infesting the streams of tropical Aus tralia, the salt-water crocodile holds the evilest reputation. Fiercely aggressive, it will go out of its way to attack. Even if these monsters had not killed and eaten many men in Australia and the East Indies, their size and fearsome denti tion would set them apart as objects of dread. Crocodilus porosus is the bulkiest of living reptiles. Its maximum known length spans thirty-three feet. This species lurks in estu aries, mangrove swamps, and coastal mud flats. It is often sighted far out at sea; some times it ventures well inland. Lloyd Grigg holds this tro phy of earlier hunting days.