Stay safe and stay alert while you are fishing, you never know who might be watching!
A salties eyes are close together and point forwards, meaning they can judge distance very accurately. They see extremely well during the day and night. They have a protective, transparent, extra eyelid which moves across their eye when they go under the water. This means that they can see above or below the surface quite well.
A saltie has extra nerve endings on its belly and jaw. It can feel fish swimming past them in murky water and doesn’t need to see them to be able to catch them.
Crocs can stay hidden while they hunt, they can see you standing on the water’s edge or in the boat but you will not be able to see them.
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