A vintage Mugger Crocodile head.
The mugger crocodile, also called the Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile or simply mugger, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries, like Pakistan where the Indus crocodile is the national reptile of Pakistan. The mugger crocodile has the broadest snout of any extant crocodile, giving it an alligator-like appearance. It is a more heavily armoured species with enlarged scutes around the neck. Adults are dark grey or brown, while hatchlings are tan coloured.
The mugger crocodile is a skilled predator that preys on a variety of species. Like other crocodilians they are ambush hunters and wait for their prey to come close. They wait camouflaged in the murky waters to launch the attack in the suitable moment.
In very good antique condition.
Bears no label or makers marks. The head appears to have been previously mounted as a wall table
- Width: 24.5cm
- Height: 70cm
- Depth: 15.5cm