Travis Godfredson and family get close to nature — and now the kids want a pet crocodile!
Since coming home from our NT adventure, our four-year-old daughter Molly has been snapping like a crocodile all around the place, telling everyone about the amazing jumping crocodiles she met while visiting the Adelaide River.
She knows them all by name, especially Happy Feet and Casanova, who leaped up next to our boat to snap a chunk of meat from our tour guide. Now, thanks to the NT, she wants a pet crocodile!
Molly’s older sister, Abbey, says her best experience of the NT was holding a baby crocodile at Crocodylus Park in Darwin.
“It was soft, like Mummy’s handbag, but with sharp little teeth!” she says with a beaming smile.
I came away with a tasty souvenir: crocodile sausages. They found their way to my caravan barbecue. It looks like pork, but tastes like chicken. De-lish!
From the baby crocs of Crocodylus Park, we stepped up in size, visiting a 5m goliath called Sweetheart. This big boy is no longer alive, though — unfortunately he passed away during relocation. The 780kg behemoth got entangled with a log while under anaesthetic. It was apparently a very traumatic experience for all the staff. Nowadays, Sweetheart stands as a monument to crocodiles at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory at Fannie Bay, Darwin.