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Watch: Crocodile uses tail to propel itself out of water

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 13:52:14-04

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Friends, sorry it took me a day longer to get this video out to you; I was on a one day assignment for @sciencemagazine and had limited access to Internet. But here it is!!! Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails. Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine. In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water. Crocodiles are so cool. Stay tuned for more amazing crocodile photos and videos. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure

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Darwin, Australia – National Geographic photographer Trevor Frost captured a wild video of a crocodile launching itself out of the water using only its tail to grab a piece of meat.

Frost says their crocodiles have incredibly strong tails.

“Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails. Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine.” Frost said. “In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water.”

Frost has been doing a project with National Geographic on saltwater crocodiles, which are mostly found throughout southern Asia and are called “salties” by Australians.

The photographer has been using video cameras to document the lives of the “salties” near Darwin, a city in northern Australia..