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Swimming with the crocs in East Arnhem Land

By Explore
June 25 2021 - 12:12pm

Nike, the saltwater crocodile, has her gaze fixed firmly on us. She’s been lying in the same spot in the shallows all day, watching as we go about our business – a welcome smoking ceremony, weaving, dancing to the didgeridoo and clapsticks, collecting wood at dusk, sitting in front of the fire in the evening. I wonder what she’s thinking. Is she waiting for one of us to venture too close, so she can snap us up for supper? Is she viewing us as entertainment, like we sit on the lounge and watch TV?

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