Monday, 7 July 2014

Just Pullin' Yer Leg, Mate.

I was just reading a news report about a 12ft crocodile called John (John?) which dragged a keeper into the water at a zoo in New South Wales. The report said that the keeper ‘managed to break free and suffered only minor puncture wounds to his hands.’

Come on now, pull the other one, will ya?

I can’t believe that escaping the clutches of a 12ft crocodile which truly means you ill is simply a matter of ‘breaking free,’ especially in water. I suspect the report should have read ‘the crocodile let him go.’

Mind you, I don’t agree with zoos anyway. Neither do I approve of calling crocodiles John. (His breeding partner is called Dawn…)

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