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7,800 furlongs per fortnight is about half as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, it's 0.480 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 2.10 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 17,000 furlongs per fortnight. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 33,000 furlongs per fortnight.
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