Electric Eel Vs Crocodile

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The crocodile hesitates a while, but eventually strikes. His fate is immediately sealed. The animal gets electrocuted and stiffens. An adult electric eel can produce an shock of up to 550 volts. Strong enough to stun and sometimes even kill a crocodile or a human being. They mainly live in pools and creeks in the Amazon region.


An unlucky alligator had his last meal when he decided to bite into an electric eel. The eel flops on the muddy banks of an unidentified waterway as the alligator eyes its prey. Its appetite aroused, the gator finally snaps its jaws over the slithery eel, only to be stunned.

Electric eels use their electricity primarily to observe their environment and catch small prey animals. But, it is also a defensive mechanism. The electrical charge can cause a cardiac arrest, resulting in death. A non-lethal shock will numb the victim, after which it will die as a result of drowning. An electric eel has three electric organs that together make up almost sixty percent of its body weight. The two electric poles are located respectively on the head and tail sections.

Small eels can carry a charge up to 100 volts while larger breeds can produce between 450 to 650 volts of electricity. It takes barely more than a minute before the gator is stunned beyond capacity to move.


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