Friday, July 09, 2010
I've already been to Jong's Crocodile farm in Kuching countless times, so whats the big deal about the Langkawi Crocodile farm?
Stay tuned to find out :)
In real life, there no more than concrete bunkers with hardened steel cages all around them. Life must be pretty miserable for these crocs, but at least they get a good sun tan when they need it.
*Of course the moment which you think the crocodile is calm is pretty subjective. It still remains a pretty dangerous animal, even though you think its just basking in the sun with its jaws open.
*When we returned to the enclosure after going around the farm, the croc was still in the exact same position as you see it with its jaws agape. That's pretty impressive..
There was a story told that an unassuming westerner placed his young child on the edge of the bridge in a similar crocodile pond in Thailand. Unfortunately the child slipped. I guess he was gone as soon as he hit the water's surface, and there's nothing that you can do about it.
*The solitary crocs which do not mix with the other crocs are presumably the more dangerous and territorial ones. They're also larger and have broader heads.
So whats the big deal about Langkawi's Crocodile farm? There isn't much really aside from Bujang Kawi. You're better off visiting Jong's crocodile farm in Kuching, where there's a really huge white backed croc being kept in a maximum security enclosure, steel bars and all. Now that is scary.
Posted by brandon at 3:07 am