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Is crocodile meat edible?

The meat of crocodiles, alligators and gavials is sometimes eaten by man. Persons who have eaten it report that it is comparable to pork. in taste and tenderness when well cooked. The tail is regarded as the most palatable part of these reptiles. Crocodile tail is reputed to be as tender and delicious as veal. Herodotus reported that some of the ancient Egyptians regarded the crocodile as sacred, while others were "so far from considering these animals as sacred that they even eat their flesh."