|Skull of the ancient crocodile.|
"It put our ancestors in a bad situation—you die if you don't drink, you may die if you do," said Christopher Brochu, an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Iowa, told National Geographic. "It's the roll of the dice."
"We don’t actually have fossil human remains with croc bites, but the crocs were bigger than today's crocodiles, and we were smaller, so there probably wasn't much biting involved," he said.
Believe it or not, this crocodile, which was similar to a Nile crocodile, isn't the biggest fossil found! The Super Croc, discovered in 2001, measured at 40 feet long!