Admit it, whether you're scared of them or not, we're all fascinated by reptiles.

And who wouldn't be? Many of the reptiles we see today are believed to have evolved from the dinosaurs.

Here in the Myrtle Beach area, we're home to one of the largest reptile facilities in the world. Alligator Adventure features a stunning variety of frogs, lizards, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles and, of course, alligators.

But wait, there's more. You and your family will also spot emus, owls and gray wolves, amongst other animals.

But the real star of the show is Utan, the "king of the crocs."

Utan is a hybrid breed between a saltwater and a Siamese crocodile. He celebrates the half-century mark in 2014, but the big guy shows no signs of slowing down. He weighs 2,000 pounds and is just over 18 feet long.

The "king" arrived to the Grand Strand in June 2002 from the Samut Prakan crocodile farm, which is about 12 miles outside of Bangkok, Thailand.

The 50-year-old is still considered the largest crocodile on exhibit in the U.S.

Oh, and how about this fun nugget of information: Utan's bite force has never been tested, but it's estimated to be about 5,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. That's more than two tons!

OK, admit it, you're intrigued and are dying to come see Utan and the rest of the gang. Believe us, it's worth it.