African Martini Glass with Pewter Crocodile.
This beautiful martini glass has been decorated with a crocodile.
The pewter animal is attached around the bottom of the stem so that the crocodile is lying on the base of the martini glass.
A truly unique and beautiful piece both visually stunning and practical.
The pewter has been treated so that this glass is dishwasher safe.
Crocodiles are among the more biologically complex reptiles despite their prehistoric look. Unlike other reptiles, they have a cerebral cortex; a four-chambered heart; and the functional equivalent of a diaphragm, by incorporating muscles used for aquatic locomotion into respiration. Their external morphology on the other hand is a sign of their aquatic and predatory lifestyle. A crocodile’s physical traits allow it to be a successful predator. They have a streamlined body that enables them to swim swiftly. Crocodiles also tuck their feet to their sides while swimming, which makes them faster by decreasing water resistance. They have webbed feet which, although not used to propel the animal through the water, allow it to make fast turns and sudden moves in the water or initiate swimming. Webbed feet are an advantage in shallower water where the animals sometimes move around by walking.