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03/25/2013 02:45 pm ET

Anderson Cooper Dives With Crocodiles (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper doesn't like to eat vegetables, but diving with crocodiles? No problem.

The "60 Minutes" correspondent recently went on assignment in Botswana, looking for man-eating Nile crocodiles. He ventured into murky waters and underwater caves, carrying just an iron rod for protection, according to producers.

He took viewers behind the scenes in a segment for "60 Minutes Overtime." Cooper acknowledged that his first dive was especially dangerous, citing a strong current and low visibility.

"It's very eerie, it's very claustrophobic," Cooper recalled about coming upon crocodiles in a cave for the first time. "You know there's crocodiles there but it's so pitch black you can't see."

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