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Crocodiles are happy little snappers when they are hungry. They like to eat meat. They have very strong jaws to grip their prey with. Crocodiles live in the water but they also like to sun-bake on the shores.

Crocodiles make nests by digging holes in dry soil where the mother croc will lay her eggs. She can lay more than 20 eggs at a time.

When she has laid the eggs she covers them with dirt and the babies have to dig themselves out when they hatch three months later. A baby crocodile uses its egg tooth to break out of the shell.

example project

Student work sample

Your task:

Explore some web sites about crocodiles or obtain library books.
Write a short essay about the crocodile.


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