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March 25th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Anderson Cooper swims with dangerous crocodiles

Swimming with crocodiles. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what two wildlife filmmakers in Botswana are doing to help us learn more about these amazing but deadly creatures.

Our Anderson Cooper decided to join them for one of their dives. His story aired last night on CBS's "60 Minutes".

"It's eerie & intimidating down here. The only light comes from our cameras & it's easy to lose your way. Brad signals that he sees a crocodile. At first I can't see anything, but then out of the darkness, on the floor of the cave, just as Brad warned, I see that gleaming row of white teeth.

To finally see one, it's amazing. There's a beauty to it, but it's also incredibly intimidating. You really have the sense when you're so close to it of just how strong it is and it looks right at you and you know and it knows that it could attack you at any moment and there's nothing you can do about it."

OutFront tonight: Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's AC360.


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