Crocodiles in dreams are usually a warning sign, Dreambook encourages you to keep an eye on everything around you. The dream allows you to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for some problems to come.

A dream about a crocodile often foreshadows changes and a new phase of life. In addition, the crocodile also represents mystical and spiritual aspects and can symbolize perception, intuition, and instinct.


A dream about a crocodile can also indicate danger and problems in waking life.

Dreambook Crocodile

To see a crocodile

A dream about a crocodile means that you need to prepare to face adversity.

It can also mean that you are surrounded by false people. The dream may also indicate that you will be successful in business.

Giant crocodile

Seeing giant crocodiles in dreams indicates that you and the people you live or work with are being tested in some way.

The meaning of the dream is related to the situation seen in the dream and what you are doing and relating it to in waking life. Dreambook advises not to underestimate the situation and the people around you.

Lots of crocodiles

The dream demonstrates wasted potential and bad habits in waking life.


Think of this dream as a lever that will put you on the path to achieving your goals. Fight the things that hold back and limit you on your way to success and satisfaction.

Young crocodiles

The dream means that there are young or immature people next to you who rely on you, value you, and expect your support. Don’t let them down.

If you are a parent, the dream is a call to pay attention to your own children, their needs, and problems that they may not be talking openly about.

Domesticated crocodile

The sight of a domesticated crocodile in your dream indicates that you are about to awaken spiritually.

As a result, you may feel more sensitive, because spiritual awakening makes you see the world and people differently, so you will have difficulty understanding others.

Without realizing it, you may cause conflicts.

Crocodile in the Zoo

Dreambook explains that the dream is a disclosure of your inner conflicts.

It means that you are hiding something from the world, and revealing it can cause a lot of emotions, confusion, or some other violent reactions from those around you.


Such a dream is often related to your feelings. Controlled expression of them is important and certainly better than hiding them.

Crocodile attack

Such a dream symbolizes an excess of thoughts that prevent you from concentrating and devoting yourself to more productive tasks.

Dreambook admonishes you to stop worrying about the past or anticipating the future, as things will resolve themselves.

To run away from a crocodile

According to the Dreambook, the dream indicates bad luck in love or business. But it’s nothing that can’t be reversed!

Try to stay up to date, do not trust people so much, seek information before you invest in something, and everything will end well.

Bite of a crocodile

A dream about a crocodile biting someone indicates that a good period in your life is approaching, especially in business and investments. Now you have a chance to make money. Demonstrate your knowledge and experience.

To kill a crocodile

The dream foretells that you will overcome some problem that has been tormenting and frightening you for some time. You will finally breathe a sigh of relief, but also feel much stronger.

If there have been any changes in your life, although you may not have expected them, you need to quickly get used to them.


The act of killing a crocodile also symbolizes aspects of your life that involve the mind and intellect. You will now need to use them to achieve a goal or convince someone of your reasons.

Dead crocodile

When a dead crocodile appears in a dream, the dream meaning symbolizes a great transformation. It represents the beginning of a new phase of life and the end of worries that have plagued you in recent times. Calm down and look to the future with optimism.

Capture of an alligator/crocodile

If an alligator or crocodile surprises you, it may mean that something you are ignoring needs your attention, or it may mean that you know someone was irritated and agitated.

Fight with an alligator

Fight with an alligator or crocodile in your dream means that you are facing your fears or that you are not afraid of danger. It can also symbolize that you are fighting some kind of internal battle.

Being killed by a crocodile

If you dream about being killed by a crocodile, it can sometimes mean that you are not in control of the situation. You may feel that you are unable to escape or change the situation.

Death in our dreams is often a symbol of transformation and change – and sometimes it can also mean that we feel reluctant about upcoming changes in our lives.

You may also fear that you are in some kind of danger. Fortunately, most of these dreams are not prophetic in nature, which means that they do not predict the future.

In most cases, learning the symbols of the dream meaning of death will help you calm your fears.


Dream about a crocodile in the water

Water in our dreams is almost always associated with emotions. If you see an alligator swimming in the water it means that you have a problem with dealing with emotions or fears.

If you see a crocodile or alligator at the water’s edge, for example, at the edge of a river, it could mean that you are unsure about your feelings and decisions.

Swimming with a crocodile

Dreaming about swimming with an alligator or crocodile can mean that your emotional needs are not being met, that you are afraid to express your emotions to someone, or that you do not realize how you really feel about a situation.

Sometimes it can also mean that you are afraid to trust someone. You may feel that someone may surprise you with unexpected news. You may also be afraid to face the truth about a situation. Are you honest with yourself and others?
Think about the characteristics of water. The type of water you notice can affect what this dream may mean.

Muddy water can symbolize confusion or uncertainty, crystal clear blue water that you are allowing suppressed emotions to finally come to the surface. And you, are ready and able to face your fears and deal with difficult feelings that you may have avoided in the past.

A crocodile in a trap

You may dream about a whirlpool or being dragged underwater. This is especially true if you feel that your obligations are overwhelming. Maybe various situations at work, at home, and in your personal life are starting to tire you out.

Maybe you feel you have no way to improve your situation. Perhaps you don’t see progress in your work.
Ask yourself: do you feel that you are stuck and don’t know how to get out of the trap?

Colors of crocodiles:

Green crocodile

The dream signifies positive feelings and your choices are leading you in the right direction.
Green stands for hope, nature, sensitivity, compassion, and qualities that are associated with all good feelings.


Black crocodile

Dreambook explains that you are a little lost, have a disorder of feelings and emotions, and do not know how to read the signals of the environment, or how to react. This affects your choices and decisions in waking life. Listen to yourself and trust your own intuition sometimes.

Dream meaning: crocodile

  • To see a crocodile – prepare to face adversity
  • A large crocodile – do not underestimate the situation and people around you
  • Lots of crocodiles – fight against what holds you back and limits you on your way to success
  • Young crocodiles – pay attention to others, especially younger ones
  • Domesticated crocodile – you will have difficulty understanding others
  • Crocodile in the zoo – you hide something from the world, control your emotions
  • Attack of a crocodile – do not worry about what was and what will be, everything will turn out well
  • To run away from a crocodile – be careful in investments and in love
  • Bite of a crocodile – a good period in your life is approaching
  • To kill a crocodile – you will overcome some problem that has been bothering you for some time
  • Dead crocodile – you are starting a new phase of life
  • Capture of a crocodile – something that your attention
  • Fight with a crocodile – you are not afraid of danger
  • To be killed by a crocodile – you have no control over the situation
  • Crocodile in the water – problem with emotions
  • Swimming with a crocodile – emotional needs are not met
  • Crocodile in a trap – you are overwhelmed by obligations
  • Green crocodile – you are making the right choices
  • Black crocodile – listen to yourself and trust your own intuition

Dream about a crocodile – detailed interpretation

Dreaming of crocodiles can be scary, other times it can be adventurous or even exciting.

We will look at what it means to dream about a crocodile or alligator. Dreambook will help you understand the meaning of a dream about a crocodile.

Alligators and crocodiles are not the same thing! However, they are closely related animals and many people often confuse them with each other. However, for most people, the symbolism will be the same, regardless of whether you dream about one or the other.

Dreambook crocodile, alligator

The key to best understanding this dream is the context in which the alligator appears, so it is important to first write down all the details of the dream you remember. The next thing to do is to determine what you think about the dream and how you felt during the dream.

Are you afraid of alligators? Are you excited and happy to see a crocodile? In your dream, were you in a calm river or in a strange place where you wouldn’t expect to see reptiles, such as on a train or subway in the middle of the city? Paying attention to your feelings and other symbols in your dream will ensure that you understand the dream correctly. Start by interpreting the meaning of alligators and crocodiles.

What does it mean to dream about an alligator or crocodile?

In most cases, dreaming about a crocodile or about an alligator will have a similar meaning. Although the two animals are different, they both share many common characteristics and symbolism.

Alligators tend to have a wider, rounded U-shaped snout, while crocodiles have a narrower V-shaped head. They live in swampy areas, as well as in areas with water and tall grasses.


They blend in very well with their surroundings. These animals can be quite aggressive and dangerous in the wild, as well as in captivity.

Needless to say, for many people, dreams about these animals can be a frightening and disturbing experience. If you feel worry or fear when you see a crocodile in your dream be sure that this is a normal reaction!

Often these animals appear out of nowhere and may pursue you in your sleep. If you feel fear during this dream, it often means that you are afraid of something, such as confrontation or dealing with a situation.

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 not to ignore any potential warning signs. Ignoring your intuition can mean you won’t get the results you want.

Many nightmares involve these animals – fortunately, there are many ways to stop and prevent them.

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

Alligators and crocodiles can symbolize the need for adventure and excitement. Think of popular adventure movies, action films, and TV shows, and how often the crocodile appears in them!


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

A symbol of resilience

We often associate alligator and crocodile skin with a very rough, flaky, dry, and coarse texture. In the dream, in many cases, it is a symbol of resilience. It means that you are up to the challenge, even though it may not be a pleasant experience. The term “thick-skinned” means that you can easily handle criticism and complaints.

Your feelings are not easily hurt. You don’t take things too personally and can understand that you can’t control others, but you can control yourself and your own thoughts and feelings. However – remember that sometimes our dreams mean the opposite! Sometimes such a dream can mean that you are insensitive to the feelings of others.

Insincerity, lack of loyalty to yourself or others

The expression “crocodile tears” means false crying. Sometimes when you dream about a crocodile it can mean that you are not yourself. You may behave in front of others and differently in front of yourself, you may pretend, that your true feelings are the opposite of what you want to believe or show to others.

This may indicate that you are not really being honest with yourself or that you are denying yourself the true emotions of a situation in your life. Sometimes this symbol appears when people are dealing with business issues and are unsure whether to trust someone or not.

Surprise and concealment

Alligators and crocodiles often hide in the water, waiting for their prey. You never know what is hiding under the surface! Therefore, it is logical that your dreams could mean hiding or concealing something. As mentioned earlier, you may not be sure if you can trust someone or something.

It may seem that someone is hiding the truth from you. Or maybe you are hiding from yourself?

Sometimes we tend to hide our own feelings. It’s easy to bury old emotions deep and hope they never come up – but that’s usually not the case. Usually repressed emotions literally “surface” at the worst possible moment.


However, not all surprises are bad. Sometimes it can mean that you are ready for something new or want to take advantage of new opportunities.

We also have many hidden talents and skills that we don’t always appreciate. Alligators and crocodiles are often assigned as power animals during spiritual healing sessions because they are powerful.

They can be there to help you feel more confident and tap into your inner power and wisdom.

Crocodile dream meaning – dream questions

How did you feel?

Recognizing our feelings and the climate of the dream is very important. Often feelings are all you need. What we feel during our daily life, even if it is subconscious, usually manifests itself during sleep.

Think of any thoughts or feelings that came up. Were you frightened? Did you run away? Did you try to fight the things that frightened you? Did you confront them?

What colors were present in the dream?

Most alligators and crocodiles are brown, gray, and green, but in dreams, they can have many different colors. In other cases, the color of the animal may not be so important, but in a dream, it may be the color of something else that is relevant to its message.

For example, you may notice a bright red ball reflected in the water or remember a large yellow sun in the sky. Learning about the symbolism of these colors can help you relate the dream to events in your waking life.

What words would you use to describe a crocodile/alligator?

Try your best to describe the alligator or crocodile. Was it large or small? Was it wild or peaceful? Did it notice you, or was it just being and going about its business?


Think about what actions took place in your dream. These activities often provide important clues as to how to interpret the dream.

Is there something disturbing going on in your current life?

Often our dreams are a way of processing feelings and all the events we encounter. Was there something that recently made you feel insecure, scared, or anxious?

It is very helpful to see different examples of dreams and their interpretations to best understand what they may mean. Using different dream interpretation techniques and tools, such as mind maps and even drawing a picture, can help you. better understand what the dream might be about!

The meaning of the dream crocodile in other dreambooks

Mystic Dreambook

  • If you dream that you see a crocodile, it is a sign that there is someone around you who is very keen on getting to know you better.
  • If you see many crocodiles at once, it is a harbinger of a surprise awaiting you, but it is not clear what it may be about.
  • If in your dream you were bitten by a crocodile, it is a signal that in your waking life you are threatened by some unspecified danger.
  • Chasing a crocodile is a sign from your subconscious not to act recklessly and hastily – either in general or in a particular matter, as it can only cause you to fail miserably and you will not be able to recover from the disappointment you experienced for a long time.
  • Killing a crocodile promises that you will succeed in neutralizing your dangerous opponent.
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