Alligator or Crocodile Dream Meaning

A dream about alligators or crocodiles might be scary, but it can mean a sense of adventure, confronting your fears, and being able to recover quickly from setbacks in your life. Let’s dive in deeper on what it means to dream about an alligator or a crocodile.

Alligators Vs. Crocodiles in Dreams

Before we get too much farther into the dream interpretation for alligators and crocodiles, it’s important that we note that we do know that alligators and crocodiles are not the same!

However, they are closely related animals and many people often confuse alligators and crocodiles with one another. For these reasons, we decided it only made sense to cover them both at the same time.

For most people, the symbolism is going to be the same, whether you dream of one or the other. The key difference to consider is if your life might have specific personal meaning.

For example, you work with crocodiles at a zoo, or you live in a place where alligators are in your backyard, or you are on a sports team where your team mascot is a Gator. 

Still, you are going to notice most of these things are all very common for either type of animal. The key to helping you understand the most about this dream is the context in which the alligator appears.

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This is why it is important to first write down all of the details and the things you remember about it. The next thing to do is really think about how you feel about the dream and how you felt during the dream.

Are you afraid of alligators? Are you excited and happy about seeing a crocodile? Were you in a peaceful river, or were you in a strange place where reptiles are not to be expected, like on a subway train in the middle of the city?

Paying attention to your feelings and other symbols in the dream will give you a good start in interpreting the meaning of alligators and crocodiles.

What Does it Mean to Dream About an Alligator or a Crocodile?

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In most cases, dreaming about a crocodile or dreaming about an alligator will have a similar meaning. While the two animals are different from one another, they both share a lot of the same characteristics and symbolism.

Alligators typically have a broader, rounded and U-shaped snout, whereas crocodiles have a skinnier and V-shaped head.

These large reptiles are well known for living in swampy areas as well as along places where there is water and tall grasses. They are very good at blending in with the environment to hide while hunting.

These animals can be quite aggressive and dangerous in the wild or even when held in captivity.

Research done by Dr. Gregory M. Erickson shows these large reptilian creatures could even be possibly more dangerous and threatening than a T-rex if a T-rex were to still exist today. How crazy is that?

Needless to say, for many people, dreaming of these animals can be a frightening and worrisome experience. If you have feelings of worry or fear when you see one in a dream, be assured that is definitely a very normal response!

Most of us who live in the cities and suburbs do not typically encounter a gator or croc while we are out and about in our regular daily routines, though we may occasionally see them at zoos, theme parks or even in different areas where we travel where the creatures are native to the environment.


Confronting Fears

I would say that 98% of people I talk to who dream about a crocodile are quite scared when one appears in a dream. Often times these animals come out of nowhere, have some very ferocious looking teeth, and they may even chase you in the dream.

If you have feelings of fear while you are dreaming with crocodiles, it often means there is something lurking in your daily life that you are afraid of confronting and dealing with.

It may be something you are not aware of – or you may be afraid of unexpected news or uncertain outcomes.

While it can be scary to face our fears, the message of this animal is to remind you to be vigilant and to not ignore any potential warning signals. Ignoring your intuition could mean not getting the results you want to achieve.

Many common nightmares involve these animals – and even I on occasion will see these animals in my dreams, especially when I am well aware there are things I’d rather not deal with emotionally or have a lot of challenges going on in life.

Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to stop and prevent nightmares if you have a lot of dreams about these scary situations.


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A Longing for Adventure

If you associate crocodiles with risk and the unknown, it is quite likely that it may appear as a symbol in a dream when you are faced with making new choices or if your life has become a little bit too routine.

Alligators and crocodiles can symbolize a need for adventure and excitement in our lives. Think about popular adventure and action films and tv shows – often times a crocodile makes an appearance!

Pay attention to your overall dream mood and feelings – did you feel a rush of excitement when you saw the crocodile/alligator? Were you filled with wonder or awe? If you did, it could mean you are looking for something new or interesting to do.


A Symbol for Resilience

Often times we associate the skin of an alligator and crocodile to have very rough, scaly, dry and thick texture. (I’ve fortunately never touched one to find out!)

While this could mean that you are ignoring your emotions in some instances depending on the context of the other dream events, in many cases this is a symbol for resiliency. This means that you are able to deal with challenges, even though it may not be a pleasant experience.

The phrase “thick skinned” means that you are able to easily handle criticism and complaints. It is not easy to hurt your feelings. You don’t take things too personally and are able to understand that you can’t control others, but you can control yourself and your own thoughts and feelings.

However – keep in mind sometimes our dreams mean the exact opposite! Occasionally, this can also mean that are you being insensitive to what others might think or feel.


Insincerity: Not Being True to Yourself or Others

The phrase “crocodile tears” means to cry falsely. Sometimes when you dream of a crocodile it can mean that you are not being true to yourself.

You may act one way or pretend one thing when your true subconscious feelings are opposite of what you want to believe.

This could indicate you are not really being honest with yourself, or you are denying yourself from your true emotions about a situation in your current life.

Sometimes this symbol when appear when people are dealing with business matters and are not sure whether or not to trust someone.

Not too many people would willingly trust a crocodile or alligator, and it could mean that you are unsure about whether to trust yourself or someone else, especially in business dealings.

See related dream symbols: Dreaming of Being at Work


Hiding, Surprise and Concealment 

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Alligators and crocodiles often hide in the water, waiting for their prey. You never know what may be lurking beneath the surface!

Therefore, it is logical that your dreams may mean concealment or hiding of something. As mentioned earlier, this could mean that you are not sure if you can trust someone or something in your life. It might seem like someone is hiding the truth from you.

Are you Hiding from Yourself?

Sometimes, we tend to cover up our own feelings. It’s easy to bury these old emotions down deep and hope they never resurface – but that is typically not the case of what happens.

Usually these repressed emotions end up quite literally “snapping up” to the surface at the worst possible times.

However, not all surprises are bad ones. Sometimes this could be a sign that you are ready for something new or are willing to leap into new opportunities.

We also have many hidden talents and skills that we don’t always acknowledge or celebrate. The alligator and crocodile are often assigned as power animals in spiritual healing sessions because they are quite strong and mighty.

They may be there to help you feel more confident and resilient in your life and to take advantage of your own inner power and wisdom.


Example Dream Interpretations and Possible Meanings of Dreaming About a Crocodile or Alligator

There are a lot of possible scenarios where you might encounter this in a dream at night while you are sleeping. It is most helpful to see different dream examples and dream interpretations to best understand in context what different things might mean.

In our post on how to mind map your dreams for dream interpretation, we share this simple example of a dream involving alligators, as well as how we used a mind map to determine the significance of the dream.

alligator dream mind map

Doing this mind map shown here helped us understand what could have been a terrifying dream and how it related to the current events happening in life.

On our website, we have many different examples and tips for learning how to interpret your dreams successfully and use these interpretations for personal development and spiritual growth.

Using different dream interpretation techniques and tools, such as mind maps or even drawing a picture can help you understand a little bit more about what a dream might be about – not just for this dream symbol, but other dream symbols in the future!


Dreaming of Being Attacked, Bitten or Fighting

alligator and crocodile nightmares

To dream you are being bitten by a crocodile or alligator can mean that you are being warned about a looming threat or danger. It could also mean that you need to be more aware of possible problems.

Ask yourself: Are you ignoring something you should pay better attention to?

Snapping Alligator/Crocodile: If the alligator or crocodile is snapping at you, it may mean that something you have been ignoring needs your attention, or it could signify that you or someone you know has been irritable and easily agitated.

Fighting an Alligator: Fighting an alligator or crocodile in your dream can mean that you are facing and confronting your fears, or that you are not afraid of danger. It can also symbolize that your are having an inner struggle of some sorts.

Being Attacked: Dreaming of an attack can be a very scary thing! If you feel like you are being attacked, it could mean that you are unsure about whether or not you can trust someone or something in your life.

Remember what we said about crocodiles being thick skinned earlier? In these cases, dreaming of being attacked could mean that you are developing resiliency and being challenged in some way in your waking life.


Dreaming of Killing a Crocodile or Alligator

If you dream of being killed by one of these large reptile creatures, this could sometimes signify that you feel out of control about a situation. You may feel like you do not have the ability to escape or change the situation.

Death in our dreams often relates as a symbol for transformation and change – and sometimes when this happens in a dream it can also mean we feel reluctant about changes coming up in our lives.

You could also possibly be scared that maybe you are in some sort of danger. Fortunately, most types of these dreams are not prophetic in nature, which means they do not predict the future.

In most cases, learning the symbols for the dream meaning of death will usually help calm your worry.

On the other hand, if you dream that you kill an alligator or crocodile, this could potentially mean that you feel like you are able to handle any type of challenge that may come your way. You may have confidence that even if something is difficult, you will succeed in the end.

If you feel relief or gladness, it may also mean that you recently overcame something difficult, and now you are feeling the accomplishment and satisfaction of knowing you were able to get through the challenge. Think of the slang term, “killing it” – this means to achieve success.

See Related: Dream Meaning for Killing.


Seeing an Alligator or Crocodile in or Near Water

Water in our dreams is almost always associated with emotions. If you see an alligator swimming in the water, it could mean that you are afraid of dealing with emotions or confronting fears.

If you see the crocodile or alligator is on the edge of the water, such as on a riverbank, this could symbolize that you are not sure of your feelings in regard to a decision.

To Be Swimming With an Alligator or Crocodile: 

To dream of swimming with an alligator or crocodile could mean your emotional needs are not being met, that you are afraid of expressing your emotions to someone, or are not acknowledging how you really feel about a situation.

Sometimes, this could also mean that you have feelings of being afraid of whether or not you can trust someone. You may feel like someone could sneak up on you or surprise you with unexpected news. You may also be afraid of facing the truth about a situation. Are you being honest with yourself and others?

Ask Yourself: What Are the Characteristics of the Water?

The type of water you notice can make a difference in what this dream could possibly mean.

For example, if you dream you are in a swimming pool and doing synchronized dives together, this is a big difference that what it means to swim with an alligator in a muddy river!

Muddy water could mean confusion or uncertainty. Crystal clear blue water could mean that you are allowing repressed emotions to finally come to the surface and you are ready and able to confront these fears and deal with the difficult feelings you may have been avoiding in the past.


Running Away From a Crocodile/Alligator and Being Chased

To dream you are running away from a crocodile or alligator means you are afraid of confronting a fear or you may want to try to escape a difficult situation you are experiencing.

Being chased in a dream is a very common theme that many of us experience.

What fear you are afraid of confronting will greatly depend on what events might be happening in your current life and other parts of the dream.

Feeling Trapped

You also may sometimes dream of a whirlpool or being dragged underwater in these types of dreams. This is especially true if you feel like your responsibilities are currently overwhelming. Maybe things at work or your home and personal life are starting to wear down on you.

Maybe you feel like you have no way to improve a situation. Maybe you are not seeing the type of progress you want to achieve with your current goals.

Understanding what it means to be dreaming of being trapped can give you a lot more insight on what it could possibly symbolize if this is a mood that you notice.

Ask yourself: Do you feel like you are stuck in a situation and are unsure of how to get out of it?


What it Means to See Baby or Mother Reptiles

Alligators and Crocodiles are extremely protective of their young. In ancient Egypt, these animals were once believed to be a symbol of fertility. Dreaming of eggs could potentially mean that you are excited about new beginnings or have some hidden worries about new changes happening in your life.

For some, an alligator or crocodile could represent being overprotective of a child, or it could mean something to signify your role as a mother in your life.

Related Posts: You may wish to look at What it Means to Dream of Babies and Dreaming of Pregnancy.

Sometimes, this could also be a sign that you are in need to get in touch with your own playful self. Are you spending too much time wrapped up in responsibilities? Do you need some time for self care? Could it mean that you are not having enough fun in your current daily life.

Sometimes, this could also indicate an element of surprise in your life. Maybe things are too predictable and you need a change.


Questions to ask yourself about the dream:

How did you feel?

Identifying our feelings and the tone of the dream is so very, very important. Often times feelings are all you need to begin to truly understand what underlying meaning could be. What we feel during our daily waking lives, even if subconscious, will usually manifest in some way in what we experience at night while sleeping.

Think about any thoughts and feelings that occurred. Were you frightened? Did you run away? Did you try to fight the things that were scaring you? Did you face it head on?

Being in tune to your feelings about the alligator can help you better understand what it means in your dream.

What Colors Were Present in the Dream?

Most alligators and crocodiles are brown, gray and green, but in dreams they can be a number of different colors. It’s not unusual to dream of something in a completely different color than what might be expected or normal!

In other instances, the color of the animal might not be all that important, but perhaps there is a color of something else that is extremely vivid. You might notice a bright red ball bouncing in the water for example, or you might remember seeing a big yellow sun in the sky.

Learning the symbolism of these different colors can give you a lot of insight on how it all may relate to your current daily waking life. See Color Symbolism and Meanings to understand colors in your dream.

What Are Some Words You Would Use to Describe the Crocodile/Alligator?

Try to describe the alligator or crocodile as much as possible. Was it big or small? Was it ferocious or calm? Did it snap at you or was it just there minding its own business?

Think carefully about what actions were taking place in your dream. These actions will often give you some important clues to interpreting what the dream could mean.

Is there anything happening in your current life?

Often times our dreams are a way to process our current feelings and all the things we encounter in our daily waking lives. Was there anything recent that made you feel insecure, afraid, anxious, uncertain, or challenged recently?


What are Your Thoughts?

It is always interesting to learn about what others might experience in their dreams. If you have had a dream about an alligator or crocodile, feel free to share what you might recall about the event in the comments section below.

We’d also love to hear if you have any of your own person associations for dream interpretation symbols for alligators and crocodiles. Is there anything we might have missed? Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed!

227 thoughts on “Alligator or Crocodile Dream Meaning”

  1. I had a dream small size alligator in our home was attacking me and I was fighting against holding his jaws and pulling apart throwing on floor but it keeps on attacking me. All my family was there mom dad and brother
    At last I hold his jaw close and asked Mom to tie it with rope . Due to alarm I was awake .

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  2. I had a dream the night before last that a crocodile was doing a headstand. It was smiling at me and kind of chuffing like chuckling, and I remember thinking “this is kind of strange,” but the dream was musing and easy so I thought, “good job, keep it up.” Last night I had another dream that I saw a crocodile on a swing set and it was smiling at me. I didn’t feel anything but relaxed. So I am having trouble finding anything related to a crocodile doing a headstand while smiling and chuckling or a crocodile smiling at you while swinging on a swingset. – Are these just odd and incredibly vivid dreams of an overactive mind?

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    • Hi Lou, It seems like the dream is centered around a theme of playfulness/amusement. Reading about the crocodile smiling in your dream makes me think of the song from the Peter Pan movie, “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, which is really a very silly song. Because you feel relaxed and amused in the dream, I would think maybe it means that difficulties in life are now coming to an end, or it could be a dream to remind you to embrace a little more playfulness in your life or use humor to get through any conflicts you may face. I don’t think any dreams are odd, sometimes it’s just a matter of how we interpret them! I hope that gives you some ideas on what these dreams mean and thank you for sharing them with us!

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  3. Hey, aumm so I have been having dreams of crocodiles for about five months now. I used to live in Tropics where they are but I very recently moved to Canada. To be honest the dreams lessened in frequency when I came to Canada. I had maybe one or two before I had my most recent….a while ago.

    I have a major fear of crocodiles sometimes when I wake up I am so terrified I can’t move. I am really scared of them. In my dreams they are so vivid and large I always wake up with a raced heartbeat.

    Some of the dreams they are in the water watching me, one of them my friends and I entered a dam which turned out to be a nesting ground. They began chasing us and I survived. Some of them didn’t make it. Another one the crocodile had spoken to me, attacked me, however in all my dreams I was never bitten. This morning dream I was stranded on a famous beach in my country with three of my friends. It was a late afternoon and we were left behind by someone, supposingly that person was out transportation home. We rush across the banks of the beach seeing crocodiles in the water and at some points some of them were swimming closer to come out and attack. We realize we are going the wrong direction and turn back but it’s too late. Several of them are already sunbathing on the bank mouth open and a few even fighting aggressively. We continue doing our best to keep close to some beaten down shacks on the banks that separate us from the beach of crocodile where we come up to a tower. We go up and see an extremely close village but we have to go far down on the other side where they is a single crocodile lurking below in the water. In the tower crocodiles pass to get to the other side to mate with that one crocodile and we have to hide when they are passing. In the dream we climb to this dresser furniture. In the last event after we have decided to take a go at it and chance descending to tower on the side of the single crocodile and win to the village the last crocodile is coming up the tower to get back to the beach. As the last crocodile is coming back from the water below to go back to the sea, the dresser tilts over and meets the adjacent door that the crocodiles passes through. It’s a weak single hinged door so they usually push on it to get out but this crocodile fights and moves the door with his body strength and we feel the dresser lift slightly as he passes. None of my friends die and I woke up immediately petrified to even get out of bed to just switch on the room lights.

    I really hate these dreams, friends are always there. Not always friends I know in real life but sometimes these friends are celebrities. Dreams can be weird I understand. But with the recent change in my life the crocodile dreams keep coming up and I can’t stand it. I am so scared. I am almost always being chased. The crocodiles are not humane they are natural and run like the life threatening demons they are. In my dreams I can hear them hiss. The definition of the unconscious illustration of them is on point. What can I do so it stops? I miss the normal dreams: falling off buildings, drowning and stuff.

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  4. My dream was a green alagator in a pond we fell into and they touched our backs but didn’t attack and we came out the water and when we got out by son went into a house I went into the one next door and I heard my son call me from a distance when I came outside he was being beaten up and I grabbed my son and begged God to help me and not to take him

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  5. I dreamed that I was in the water with crocodiles and alligators. I was with people helping preserve them. They were being tagged and we all swam together. They were all named too. I can remember one name which was one of the alligators called Serpentine. It was at night time but the water was so clear I could see the dark green animals clearly. They weren’t trying to harm me. I just remember making sure that I swam with my feet up so they could swim under me if they needed to get passed. Kept arms and legs in close. The water was a river and haf a steady current.

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  6. I dreamed of a crocodile in a swamp that came out of the green dark water standing up grabbed me took me under the water and started spinning. This dream happed months ago and it was so real I’m still trying too get over it but it never bite me and I can’t understand why it was doing the death roll but never bit at me super scary

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  7. My wife had a dream of her and I at a Picknick table. The Alligator attacked us, my wife got away, but the Aligaror took a big chuck out of my body, at the hip area. She described me being ok, as she remember me with bandages on my side.

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    • That definitely doesn’t sound like a very fun picnic! If it were my dream, I would think it maybe means keeping a positive outlook on an unexpected challenge – sort of how alligators are associated with being “thick skinned” – being resilient in facing challenges and surviving through them.

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  8. I had a dream last night involving aligotors/crocodiles .. I was frightened i was trying to fight them off one by one as soon as they were coming up out of the water therr was at least 3 and they were a really dark green colour. They were super close to me to one was snapping at me when i had that one done the next one came up and stared at me and when i was about to attack it i woke up. It didnt feel like the body of water was that big either almost felt like i was in a pool but in my dream i remember thinking i should be in a lake or a swamp wtf are aligators here for.

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  9. I just had dream that the crocodiles came out of the water. I saw many of relatives with me at that time.What does it mean.

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  10. I just had a dream. I was at my job and saw a crocodile/alligator I couldn’t tell but it was like when a baby was in a womb. It also looked like it had some kind of sauce as if it were cooked. What can it possibly mean?

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  11. I recently had a dream of a grey alligator. I was holding it on my lower part of my palm amd it couldn’t be bigger than one inch. It bit into outer skin of my palm and went inside of it. At that very moment I felt fear. For a second I wanted to believe it was an illusion as I shook my hand. But when I looked at my palm I could see the grey alligator moving inside my palm, then I awoke. Pleasy try to analyze this dream for me, thank you

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  12. Ive been having several dreams of alligators. The one i remember most is there was a swimming pool with small boards and paddle boats. They wer all over in the water but not attacking any one. My youngest daughter was on a board and i saw her go under water but came back up. I asked her are you scared do you want me to get you out she sed yes. I jumped in the pool and still thealligators were all arpund but did nothing but swim.

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  13. I had a dream that I was at a lake that had a ranch style gate (kind of like a swamp in Louisiana) and my son was playing. A baby crocodile came up from the lake and was about a few feet away from my son. His mouth was open. I ran and got my son. It kept following him. Does anyone know or could help me figure out what this means. Thank you 🙂

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  14. I dreamt I was trying to cross a Creek and there was a crocodile swimming below. Surprisingly I didn’t feel afraid or run I was determined to cross. I took a dive into the creeak swimming as fast as I could then as I was about to get to the other side it bit my arm I fought it off and killed it somehow..lol dunno how that happened

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  15. i dreamed that i was swimming in a strong current ( river or a sea) with a man, and we got there safety. the i saw 3 crocodiles, i wasn’t frightened at all. then i swim back alone and still i safety did it… what does it mean please?

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  16. I had a dream twice within the past month about a small or baby crocodile. Each time it was in the house. I don’t remember what happen the first time,but last night it was in the house running through like it wS trying to get away. Then it saw me looking at it from over the balcony and starting jumping up to get me. It was jumping pretty high. I don’t if they have the ability to up about 10 feet or more. That’s all I remember. It didn’t get to me.

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  17. So my dream included several of these factors and I’m in the dark as to if it meant anything.
    I was bitten across my torso in my dream by a alligator or croc, woke up in a hospital with stitches and I ripped them. Watched a video of myself getting bitten, I was on the side of a road, in Oregon, and gater came out of the bushes and I tried to run and it bit me and it was shot. In my dream, I was in a lot of pain.
    When I woke up, for real, I had the worst migraine I’ve had all month.

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  18. WEIRD DREAM where I fell on my back, and there was a lot of blood on the ground.

    This it was going to leave scarring on my back in a pattern of crocodile skin. I felt quite afraid of having ugly scars all over my back.

    Could this mean that I’m changing to become a stronger person? I have no idea. Just wondering if it’s a bad thing.

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  19. I had a dream that my son was in a room where 2 very large dark crocodiles were in there . One was under his bed and the other was just in the room . I was feeling fear and concern and was thinking I needed to try and get the crocodiles out of the room before he was aware of them or I was thinking that maybe the crocodiles were unaware of my son . I think I can remember my son then waking and trying to tell me it was ok but I was unsure as one of the crocodiles was starting to look hostile and opened his mouth to show his very large teeth … I woke at this time

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  20. I dreamt that I was looking on at a scene in my backyard from my pouch, I was fascinated by it. Generally the yard looked swampy. There was a bigger snake fighting with another but smaller snake, and another large, long snake (yellow and black) crawled over my red brick wall to join the fight.
    In another section of the yard there was a black crocodile just under the surface of the water. It swallowed another but smaller croc. There were these two types of animals fighting continuously, but not with each other.
    A type of lizard dashed past and the crocodile snatched him up too. Eventually the excitement died down. I can’t remember what happened to the snakes. But the black crocodile in my dream went though a drain, on the side of the house and back to a swamp in a neighbour’s yard, when I looked for it, I could see it was a pretty green. Two smaller ones went through the passage too (one was yellow and black). The brick wall was not there when I looked again, there was just a space in the barrier. I remember thinking the green croc was waiting for the other two in order to leave. I remember the scene being exciting and wondering what these animals were doing here. I went inside my house to wash my hands and saying out loud, ‘that was a war’. I could not see myself in the mirror above the face basin, it seemed to be positioned too high and too much off to the left.

    I know all this might sound pretty weird.. but it was just too weird.

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  21. In my dream I was swimming in a river when I realized there were alligators everywhere, all swimming the same direction, along with me. It was scary only for a moment until I realized that they weren’t threatened by me. Looking back on it, it feels empowering.

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  22. My dream seems to be impossible to interpret. I’ve had the dream twice now and it’s been only a little different. The first one, the crocodile was small and he was my pet, but he kept trying to escape from me. The second one the crocodile was again small and what seemed to be multicolored and was friendly, but we were all afraid of it. It seemed like it wanted to play but we would run from it.

    Interesting to say the least

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  23. I keep having this reoccurring dream of a very large lake that I need to cross which has long windy a bridge/path floating on the top of it. It seems safe enough but the as I walk down it, crocodiles emerge from the water and snap at my feet, some almost getting me if I don’t dodge. They seem very aggressive and more so as I continue down the path. Sometimes I lose my balance and fall into the water to be eaten by them, and other times I just keep walking and dodging until I wake up.

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  24. Last night, I dreamed I was on a large canoe shaped inflated boat with a group of people. We were on a large body of water. I noticed a glowing sphere ofc tot he side and then I noticed an animal, which distracted me. I think it was a sheep. I started worrying about it drowning when the sphere moved and became the eye of an obvious reptile. It ducked deeper under the water and then came back right underneath with it’s jaws wide open. We saw the entire length of its body (it was an enormous crocodile) as it chased the sheep through the air. The force of it coming up seemed to blast the sheep I to the air, and I’d hoped the sheep might still escape because it seemed to try to hop out of its jaws, but then the crodoile sucked/vacuumed it into its mouth. I was still on the boat, and we were scared but still hoped that it hadn’t seen us. It did. It swam beneath us and then came back into view in front of us, creeping forward toward the nose of th canoe boat. It then suddenly did a body flip, coming down on the opposite end of the canoe boat. At this point, it seemed just as long as the boat. We still foolished hoped it wouldn’t bother us. It was an animal after all. Well then it clasped one in of the boat into its jaws and started dragging us. We thought we had outsmarted it when we all jumped off while it still dragged the boat. We ran down a long wooden deck and then into some rocks because it started chasing us. We went further back into the rocks until it stopped pursuing us. The further back we went, we realized we were in some caves. We walked a little further and looked down the ledge, and there was a city. We were trying to figure out how to get down there when the crocodile’s head came into view. It was now walking on land, standing upright, and it was 10-20 times larger than when we first saw it. It first turned toward us, so we retreated, but it clawed again at the rocks trying to get us. It gave up quickly and turned back to the city, where we watched animals and people scatter as it chased them and ate them. I knew suddenly that this happened all the time. I noticed then some kind of human uniformed guards or soldiers were forcing people out of their hiding places so they could be eaten. Including some hiding in the rocks/cliff further away from us. They didn’t notice or find us, but after everything calmed down and the crocodile left, I stil knew it’d come back so was only a matter of time before we we’re found. Suddenly now the caves were finished rooms, with walls, and we were afraid the crocodile would come after us again specifically when it inevitably returned. We first decided to hide in the ceiling. I checked and the board seemed thin and flimsy, like it wouldn’t support us all, and I worried the crocodile would gut the entire area next time because it was clearly determined to get us. Before I went down I noticed a hole. I went down to tell the others that I’d found an opening. I told them I’d entered it and it lead to more caves. I suddenly remembered doing this. And I remembered that I’d started struggling to breathe but suddenly it got easier, so that was proof that it was OK to go that way. I shared all of this with them. We somehow were then at some doctor’s clinic that was also hidden in the cliff. I debated telling her (the doctor) because I thought she should and should come with us, plus I wanted her to give us some oxygen cylinders. But I stopped because I suddenly knew it wasn’t safe to tell her, so I didn’t. I left and suddenly had oxygen cylinders with me, so I must’ve stole them somehow. Then we were up in the ceiling and started going down the tunnel. We walked a long way, using the oxygen periodically, until we reached a large cavern. I knew the place where we’d hid had been attacked and destroyed. Then my mind started thinking too much about what was next, including finding someone who knew how to destroy the crocodile. I was too lucid, so I finally woke up.i consider this a nightmare. The crocodile looked like a typical crocodile, with rough dark green, almost black, scaly skin.

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  25. I had a dream about this too. I was being kidnapped by some mafia guys, as if this wasn’t scary enough, they told to to get in their car. In the back seat, there was a big crocodile and I was supposed to sit where its head was (in the right seat). First I thought the croc was under control, but then the croc turn around showing me their big jaw/teeth, and obviously, I was very scared, wishing it was only a dream, and luckily, it was. I don’t remember having dreams with crocodiles before, so I’m very curious about it’s meaning.

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  26. I had a dream that I was in a house, one that seemed familiar and the alligator was there as an attraction or something. But the next thing I know it jumps up and in one motion completely consumes my oldest female cousin, who I am very close to. Everyone freezes and then I grab a knife and jump on it and start trying to cut her out of the alligator. But when I do, it is too late and she has passed away already. I’m terrified and crying, and I keep asking is she gone, and the other people there, who I do not seem to know, just matter of factly, keep telling me, that yes she is dead. And that is all I remember.

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  27. I had a dream about a black crocodile / alligator that was given to me as a present I wasn’t scared I was more surprised and Confused. But I kept him like he was my pet. one day he had my nephew and his mouth but he didn’t chew him or snap him. I yelled stop it and hit him and he went under the house my nephew was telling me that they were just playing. Then I woke up but I was like terrified. So that same day I took a nap…. and I dreamed about the same alligator except he had a friend and they were both huge my house was flooded except my porch they found a baby cow and then started chasing it except they weren’t trying to eat them they were just playing. I yelled stop it and they just came to lay down in the porch. Am I dream it was like I wasn’t scared but it’s weird cuz when I wake up my heart was pounding and I couldn’t go back to sleep again because I was scared I would dream about the same alligator because in real life I am terrified of alligators/crocodiles what does it mean?

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  28. I have had a series of dreams. They all had alligators. The first one the alligators were hiding in the algae on top of the water. I saw them and noticed and walked away. The second dream the alligators were aggressive towards me, but I wasn’t afraid. But then it attacked some small kids. It was doing the death roll while having two small kids in its mouth. I pulled out my pocket knife and stabbed it in the eye. It released the kids. The little girl, about 2 years old walked away. The young boy was about 4 or 5, was totally disoriented. And right when I was rushing to grab him I woke up.

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  29. I had a dream, I was going home I saw 2 crocodile fighting the big crocodile was under the smaller crocodile. Then one more crocodile appear (baby crocodile) it runs towards me and I run but it reach me. Then I faced towards it and it ran away from me and attack my mother so i ran to it and stub it with knife. What is the meaning of my dream

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  30. I had a dream lastnight, I was with a group of friends co workers we were in a park a lot of trees around. We had to cross a bridge surrounded by a lake and we saw a 10 foot crocodile I felt scared of it and did not want to cross.

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  31. I keep having recurring dreams of crocodiles/alligators in a feeding frenzy. In one, my kids father fell in. In another my moms dog was eaten. In all, I’m away from them and can see them. In all its always night time. What does this mean? I’m concerned.

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  32. I dreampt I was out with 3girls , one was someone I knew because she knew my bf from his past, but had intentions to be with him. I cut off that relationship to avoid problems, but I bumped into her in my dream and we spoke and hung out, my bf father was at a table across from us listening but pretending to be asleep, his mother was in the house next to the restaurant where we were but could see everything. Two other girls joined us and we’re friends of her but liked me so I enjoyed their company, I did feel worried they were going to try something with my bf whom I was waiting for but I didn’t freak out I still acted as if it was fine and they were trying to build a relationship with me. My bf never showed and we began to ride home on a child’s trisicle while the whole ride home another girl was attacking the girl I knew saying how she had interests in her boyfriend and I was fending her off saying back off it was your own fault…. I finally arrived at my old childhood home and it began to rain and the pointed out crocodiles, I’m not sure who opened the door but one snuck in and I closed the door because a bunch were going to follow, but the other crocodiles thought I hurt it or killed it and the began to try to bite me so that to leave a scent on me that would tell the other crocodiles to kill me for hurting the crocodile that snuck in. I was fighting them off like crazy they were trying to bite me one by one but leaping at me one after the other, I was stabbing them with a pen but not to kill them just to stop them ,it was only knocking them out, i had to make a plan to get into the house to show the the crocodile was ok, but after I did that with the help of the girls I was hanging with, they still kept attacking me like they forgot the reason they were in the first place, like my proof wasn’t enough, I proved I didn’t harm the crocodile but the kept trying to come at me even though I was safe in the house and the crocodile was shown to be okay. I was thinking they were angry because how I fought off all their crocodiles they felt like I hurt the crocodiles I was fending off and now I was having with them cause of that. I had to escape the house to make them chase me to get them away from my home to save the people in my home ,which was my children and the girls who helped me, their was a way out but I risked letting more crocodiles in and it sempt nothing was going to be enough to get them off my trail. I was still going to try it but woke up before I did. What does this dream mean?

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  33. What it means that I dreamed crocodile sleeping in my bed between me, my wife and my son? He didn’t harm us, we were not scared but I asked someone to remove him from the bed in the morning.

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  34. I had a dream last night, I saw 5 crocodiles, they are not chasing on me, but their tails are wiggling furiously, but all I did was walk fast through them. What may be the interpretation about that? Thank you!

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  35. I dreamt I was I. A go-cart in the evening in the city, there were no other vehicles around and I passed a hissing alligator and more on either side, finally still in the cart I ran into 6-8 more who were laying around together hissing. I wasn’t scared, did not run, just felt like oh crap, what do I do and then calmly woke up…I just stared a new somewhat prestigious position at work, making more money, could it be some of some of my co-workers are jealous and hating? I have a I can attitude as long as I learn, it was weird.

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  36. In my dream I was riding as the front seat passenger in a car. We were driving at dusk on a 4 lane highway with a grass median, woods on both sides of highway. The alligator walked out of the woods, crossed right in front of the car, not bothering to look at us, and came to rest in the grassy median. The alligator was of normal color and slightly longer than the width of the median. I remember feeling surprised/taken aback by swing him and warning the driver to watch out and not hit him.

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  37. My dad loves wild animals so he usually bought some and hunt some times with a friend that can handle a gun and shots well. And sometimes we keep mostlythe croc or gator in a big tank for sometime before eating. He called on me to get more water on a sunny afternoons to fill our croc tank as he had gotten one from is outing (Not a big one though and its already in the tank. I judt need to fill it up. While coming with a bucket of water with excitement, I heard a crowd voice at our gate so I rushed out with the water on getting there I saw a big one brown sandycolor(wide snout) llaying down half dead.Someone that knows my dad well brought it for him. The half dead croc or gator got hold of a guy trying to push it inside my compound at the buttock and tear it out!… I was so afraid that I woke up immediately.

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  38. I dreamt that I was sitting on the deck waiting for my mom to come back. My daughter was down by the muddy Creek playing in the water. The the alligator. Started swimming towards her. A voice told me the alligator won’t hurt anyone. So I was on edge still then it snapped at my daughter is ran and grabbed it started screaming for help. I drug it out of the water away front my child. I grabbed it’s bottom jaw and pinned his mouth open with my arm. I was screaming still then my step dad came calm as can be. I flipped it around so the alligator was on its back. I screamed kill it. Then he slowly plunges pruning shears into its heart. I stepped back and watched it take its last breath.

    Not sure how to interpret my dream.

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  39. I had a dream I was at a park. Out of sudden there is a crocodile swimming in the lake. He jumped up and bit a man’s arm ferociously. He dragged him into the water and continued the attack. I reached in grabbed his other arm and tried picking him up. It felt like I was about to rescue him…and then I woke up. I heard my sister yelling and woke up.

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  40. I dreamt I was walking around a park with my family and I found a baby crocodile. I picked it up and carried it around while holding the mouth shut so it wouldn’t bite me or anyone else. I wasn’t scared. I was just looking for other people from my group.

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  41. I had a dream that an alligator/ crocodile was swimming in a pound in front of my dad n I it was huge n brown almost like a bagie in color. Then all of a sudden it jumped out of d water and spun in d air n landed back in d water. It was amazing n beautiful. I was so amazed Caz it was like d animal was performing for me.

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  42. I was dreaming that I was outside playing with my childrenAnd I saw an alligator swimming in the water right in front of my son so I reached over and grabbed him up and swim to shoreAs I made sure my son was Safe I realized my daughter was still out playing at the river and as I turned around open the door there was alligators all over the place and my daughter was screaming and then I woke up hi

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  43. I had a dream that I was at a lake during night time. Someone pointed the crocodile out to me shouting. I looked over it had glowing green eyes and was black in colour. It was huge in size not just length but mass as well. When I looked at it, it jumped from the water and snapped at me biting me but it was more like a pinch bite then a bite. I did nothing to fight it off but someone shot at it and it fled. I wasn’t frightened during the dream more shocked or surprised when it jumped out. Any help would be nice if possible I’ve been thinking about it all day.

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  44. I dremp that while going to what looked like “home” my family and I spotted another family walking next to a family of crocs. The crocodile begin to chew and toss the little girl like a rag. When I saw this is began to yell, and started praying for the baby. The crocodile stops, and immediately runs my way. I along with my BF, my son and his and our two dogs were with us. The crocodile was completely red in color, quick moving but not in a real aggressive manner. I don’t recall being afraid because I managed to get upstairs to our apartment, get some boiling water and proceeded to try and burn the crocodile??? The little girl wasn’t dead either and we all made it inside except my BF before I woke up.

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  45. I had an extended dream in which I was given two friendly young (small) crocs who were perfectly happy being walked on leashes and were great company. The larger was male, the smaller female, and I had no definite idea how old they were or how large they would become. I was traveling w/them toward the nearest ocean beach I could find, feeling a profound need to walk on warm sand and be close to the sea. I wanted to swim (despite being convinced sharks might inhabit those waters) but expected the crocs would sun themselves on the beach rather than swim. I was trying to work out how to do all of this when an animal-control officer scolded me for having acquired young crocs that would eventually become aggressive and unmanageable. I explained that this wasn’t the case but realized I’d probably have to give them up in some way as they “grew teeth” and became a threat. They were friendly and tame; at one point I was worried that small young wild crocs might harm my pair, and I separated them. I’m intrigued by my intense pull toward the sea (rather than the crocs freshwater environment) and my sense of companionship with them, along w/the knowledge they might become dangerous. Am trying to figure out how these themes tie together.

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  46. In mine I was so excited to see a crocodile in this river and then I saw it’s mate and I was even more excited. My first thought was to tell my mom. I think maybe it really is about my relationship with my mom, as this article suggests.

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  47. I had a dream that I was on a bridge with a bunch of gators of all sizes just like chillin with me on a bridge in the everglades.

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  48. Dreamt that “I” was a croc at least 10 to 12 feet long, and greenish/brown, I was in a pond with many other crocs, but I left with one other, we decided it would safer to leave for some reason, man was coming, we left the pond and began walking on our hind legs, up-right like men, we literally hid among the men, but it was difficult because we were so big. We had a long journey but we finally found men that would trust us and protect us against the masses. We climbed aboard a helicopter like ship, it was “not” a helicopter, and were transported to a safe place, I am not sure where or why, but I remember the men helping us telling me if we felt thertened to simply growle at whom ever was frightening us, and they would leave me alone. We began a journey to a distant place, which I awoke before arriving too, but I had a feeling we arrived safely and would finally be safe. One of the strangest dreams I’ve ever had.

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  49. Actually it’s a mixed up dream, I was at my dead grandmother’s house (may her soul RIP) that is now in an exclusive Volcanic Zone. I could not find my son who’s in his mid to late 30’s but was a child in the dream. I was in the kitchen which was turned in the opposite direction and what appeared to be the hatchling of a crocodile came at me. I fought it off somehow, then the mother I presumed it to be the mother, for it came at me as if mad and want to protect the other one. I poked it in the eye twice. I was not scared I was defending myself. no one else was around then I was locking up the house making sure that there was food in the cupboards It may have been a storm/flood for the place was surrounded by water. Then people started coming around. Seems as if nothing was working, if you touched anything it would just fall over. very weird. Did not see my son.

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