More On Crocodile Paddling

24 Jan

This is how it worked:  

English: Theodore Roosevelt assisting in captu...

English: Theodore Roosevelt assisting in capturing a crocodile on Lake Victoria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • First, tell your wife she knows nothing and never listens and it was Lake Victoria in UGANDA not Imaginary River in Burundi and if she’s going to repeat stories, get the facts FIRST instead of having to write second and third corrections
  • Drink a lot with new buddies
  • Go out at night
  • Take a torch
  • Paddle ankle deep
  • Shine torch on water
  • See light bounce off crocodile eyes
  • Run 

Apparently, the biggest problem is the crocodiles you can’t see, because they are underwater, ready to pounce.

But that’s okay; the Hub had a branch with which to clock any attacking crocodiles.  

Good grief.  The wonder isn’t that he wasn’t attacked by a crocodile; the wonder is that he manages to get his socks on in the morning without falling over.



27 Responses to “More On Crocodile Paddling”

  1. viveka January 24, 2013 at 14:09 #

    Only one thing I can say …. If you’re going to live by the river, make friends with the crocodile


  2. Food Stories January 24, 2013 at 14:15 #

    Love that pic 🙂


  3. adinparadise January 24, 2013 at 14:15 #

    Good grief! 😆


  4. vivinfrance January 24, 2013 at 14:24 #

    Noble of you to post corrections. I took the first one with a pinch of salt anyway.


  5. Laurie Nichols January 24, 2013 at 14:30 #

    I felt as if I was experiencing deja vu because I know that I have done the same thing with a few of my hubby’s stories, only to correct the errors later. 😉 It’s hard to keep all the details straight.


  6. mairedubhtx January 24, 2013 at 14:33 #

    All I know is that crocodiles and alligators are SCARY!


  7. sharechair January 24, 2013 at 16:10 #

    Best plan is to stay FAR away from those critters.


  8. judithatwood January 24, 2013 at 16:22 #



  9. Al January 24, 2013 at 17:28 #

    You may not know much about the source of the Nile, but you are an expert on the source of the smile.


  10. slpmartin January 24, 2013 at 21:39 #

    Hmm…now I have to find the first one to read.:-)


  11. bluebee January 25, 2013 at 11:41 #

    Teddy looks as though he’s inviting a paddling, sticking his bum out like that!


  12. Pseu January 25, 2013 at 23:23 #

    I have swum with hippos…DOES THAT EQUALSWIMMING WITH CROCS?


    • Pseu January 25, 2013 at 23:24 #

      sorry didn’t mean to shout.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 27, 2013 at 21:05 #

      Actually, it’s better – hippos are the most dangerous African animal, killing more people than any other. They also kill crocodiles…

      Can’t believe you’re still here to talk about it. Seriously impressed. 🙂


  13. Grannymar January 30, 2013 at 20:25 #

    I only swim on dry ground.


  14. eof737 February 1, 2013 at 13:40 #

    Who owns that photo? Rather curious…


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