Dad made a motion tapping on his watch to tell us it was time to leave. We were going to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure to feed the crocodiles…WAIT WHAT?
I got into the car and I think I got a little scared, but I tried not to show it. Once we were there, I shivered all of my fear out and started to walk through the nature park.
“This doesn’t seem that bad,” I thought.
Then, we walked up to a koala bear habitat, where I got to pet a koala. He was SO FLUFFY!! They should’ve named him Fluffer Nutter. I didn’t know that I was in for such a treat, because after that I got to HOLD a koala bear. I mean, actually, literally, HOLD A KOALA BEAR! That was more than my dreams imagined. My dreams were about just seeing one, but holding one was way beyond compare. The koala bear was so cute and sweet, because she rested gently in my arms, just like a baby. Her name was Squibbly, but, like I said, I thought that she should be named Fluffer Nutter or Fluffy pants or something with the word fluffy or just something that seemed fluffy.
The next animals we saw were kangaroos and wallabies. They were also super cute. We got to feed them. I fed one little kangaroo and I think she loved me (and the food) so much that to me, it seemed like she was my friend, so I kept on feeding her. Five minutes later, I saw something hilarious. A kangaroo hopped over to the food bowl where we got food to give them and it started eating right from the food bowl, like a dog or cat would. It made me think it would be so fun to have a kangaroo as a pet at home.
Then, it was time for the crocodile feeding. The first person, (besides the tour guide), who fed the crocodiles was Ryan and he was amazingly good for his first try. The way you feed a croc is you put a piece of raw meat on the very end of string attached to a bamboo stick and dangle it over the croc’s head. Once the crocodile smells the meat, it tries to eat it. We knew that Ryan had gotten an older croc who was still scary, but he wasn’t as bad as Mom’s or Dad’s. Next, was Dad’s turn with the scarier croc. When Dad started feeding the croc, there was a sound that the croc made when he tried to chomp on the piece of meat and it was really creepy, scary and loud.
Mom’s turn was actually very funny. She was frightened, because the crocodile surprised her when he got a hold of the meat she was trying to feed him. The crocodile wouldn’t let go of the meat off the bamboo stick, so Mom had to hold on really tight. The croc kept chewing while Mom held on for dear life. The really funny part was when Mom got the stick back, but the piece of meat was still on it and the meat was swinging. When Mom jumped back, out of fear, the crocodile followed the meat back and forth with his head. It made Mom really scared, but for Brayden, Dad, Ryan and me, it was really funny!
The night before when we were talking about going to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure, I have to admit, I wasn’t really all that excited, but now I am really happy that we went! CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP!