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Modern crocodiles possess a third eyelid and a false palate which allows them to eat underwater.  Their limb girdles permit a high walk in which the belly doesn’t drag on the ground and the Australian freshwater crocodile can actually gallop.  All crocodiles reproduce through internal fertilization and many lay their eggs in nests.  Some crocodiles have lived up to 100 years in captivity (Halliday, 1987).

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