Peter Lawrence | Yesterday we were passing the WASA lake at around 5.30pm, and Jambo (a golden retriever 70lbs) decided to take a quick dip in the lake. Well,I admit, he is not the brightest dog to ever hit this planet. I immediately stopped the golf cart and started screaming for him to get out. He swam around quite unconcerned, and showed no sign of coming back to shore. During all this I had spotted one of the local lads who feed the crocodiles just standing on the jetty watching.
I saw ripples in the water, then two eyes, then the gnarled tree trunk body of a very large unfriendly crocodile heading at great speed towards Jambo. Laurie started to panic,although she had yet to see the danger but of course knew about what lies below the water surface. Fortunately Jambo, not seeing anything, decided that he had had enough of swimming and it was time to jump back on the golf cart. The crocodile was within thirty feet of grabbing him and taking him for a one way ride, and there would have been little we could have done.
It is obvious that the crocodiles are still being fed, and as like yesterday there were no tourists which meant no food for the reptiles, and Jambo was looking a very appetizing alternative. While it is well known that there are crocodiles in the lake, and that they are still being fed. It is without a doubt that this practice should be stopped immediately because if a child is killed or severely maimed whose fault will it be, and what will be the effect on this islands economy or the family whose child was attacked?