Ma. O asked in PetsReptiles · 1 decade ago

can crocodiles stick out their tongue?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No. A crocodile's tongue is fixed in place at the bottom of their mouths. Since they don't chew their food, they have no need to use their tongues to move food around in their mouths--they merely throw their heads back and allow gravity to move food into their throats, where it can then be swallowed. Since a crocodile's sense of smell is finely tuned from their sinus passages, they have no need to "flick" their tongue like iguanas or most monitors. Instead, they excrete excess salt from pores in the tongue, much like a human being's persperation glands will. These salts will then wash away while the crocodilian is submerged in water. They also have no taste buds.

  • 1 decade ago

    no lol

  • 1 decade ago

    no

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