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Re: Crocs regrowing their tails
I've never heard of crocs regrowing severed tails, but there is some
literature out there on regeneration of other parts - including skull
parts - in captive crocs. So it isn't an unreasonable thing to imagine.
I would also question the "quickly" part.
Chris Lavers wrote:
> Dear all (but particularly Chris Brochu if you're listening)
> I've just had an e-mail from an editor working for Orion about the
> following sentence in a book that's about to be published. The crocs in
> question are in Vietnam. Does anyone know whether there is any truth in
> this, or any prececent in the literature? Please reply off list, unless you
> want to talk about it.
> 'Grilled crocodile tail is an extremely popular dish and not too damaging
> as the crocodile, once back in water, quickly grows a new tail.'
> Many thanks and best wishes for the new millenium.
Christopher A. Brochu
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