:’) I remember a nice NatGeo shot of crocs living in a spring-fed waterhole down in some crevasse in the Sahara. I had to wonder, what do they eat? :’) One of the linked topics up there had a short discussion of it, but (uh-oh) I can’t remember which one, I went through all of them in a hurry. :’)
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Today the best known remaining relict populations can be found in the Ennedi mountains of Chad (photo) and the Tagant in Mauritania. The Tagant population was thought to have disappeared in 1996 when the last head was brought in for scientific research after the animal itself had been eaten by local inhabitants (photo). It was a big surprise when in 2007 Ursula Steiner photographed at least three crocs. Unless there is permanent water, desert crocs aestivate in deep burrows during the hot season. This is probably why the Tagant group had been overlooked for so long.