What would you do if you saw a 5-ft long crocodile swimming in your pool?
Would you dip your toes in the water and taunt it like a fat kid chasing an ice cream truck that just won’t stop? If you answered yes, congratulations, because you’ll soon be featured in one of my “When Animals Attack (mostly white people)” articles.
Australia – A water aerobics class in Darwin had to be postponed this morning after a crocodile was found in the pool. The 5ft reptile was spotted in the Howard Springs Holiday Park pool about 30 minutes before the class was due to start.
Park manager Geoff Thompson said they found the creature while carrying out safety checks. He added: ‘We went down like normal to check the pools out – chlorine and test them, give them a scoop out -because [on] Tuesdays and Thursdays the local ladies of Howard Springs do their water aerobics. ‘And there was a crocodile in there.’ He said none of the women was keen to start the class at the scheduled time.
‘They were all there waiting for the ranger to collect it and once he got it out of the water they started their aerobics,’ he said.
Mr Thompson said he first thought someone must have deliberately put the crocodile in the pool. But he now believes it slipped under a section of the fence.
I guess finding a crocodile in a pool in Australia is akin to finding a crackhead in an abandoned building in Any Hood, USA.