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Episode 152
Rampage: A Huge Croc

Dr. Paul Willis by Mal Vickers

Dr. Paul Willis, speaking at the Australian Skeptics National Convention, Canberra 2013. (Photo by Mal Vickers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

In the new movie Rampage, a giant mutant crocodile joins up with a giant ape and a giant wolf to destroy Chicago. But this is not the first giant croc to hit the big screen. Lake Placid (1999) and Alligator (1980) are just two of the many horror films that pit giant crocodilians against puny humans. The fossil record tells us that giant crocs did once roam the earth, but are they still out there today? Join us as we talk with Dr. Paul Willis about crocodiles, alligators and the facts and myths surrounding these amazing but dangerous animals.

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