Throughout the book Remi and Sam encounter dangerous situations with wildlife such as crocodiles. "Twenty feet away and sloshing directly toward them was a crocodile snout; just behind the snout a pair of heavy-lidded eyes staring back at them" (Cussler
'Smile and smile and be a villain.' ~ Hamlet (crocodile) - I do hate to apply the word villain to any animal since they are only doing what they must to survive, but the quote was just too apt in this case.
Monster Crocodile, Adelaide River, Australia photo via dailymail. this "monster croc" is missing an arm. how big was the other crocodile that bit this things arm off? i think your monster croc is still out there.
Beauty & the beast. Day Six :: Genesis And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.