Was Captain Hook Followed by an Alligator or a Crocodile?

James Barrie’s Captain Hook may have been partly based on the famous Captain Cook, who was killed by Hawaiian natives in 1799, and the crocodiles may have been inspired by a gift by privateer, Captain Newport, to King James I of England.  Hook was a complicated character, and Barrie used more than one reference to create him, but his nemesis is a crocodile – not an alligator.  Check out the teeth and the size…

Never Smile At A Crocodile

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