5 Intriguing Things This American Observed on His Australia Trips


5. Crocodiles and kangaroo crossings

Kangaroo crossing signs are not uncommon sights in this wild land, and occasionally I saw other signs warning that crocodiles frequented the area. On a visit to a crocodile farm, our guide stopped by a fence labeled “PSYCHO” and lobbed a pebble into a still, placid pond beyond the fence. In a split-second, a huge crocodile – apparently PSYCHO himself – leaped out of the water and straight toward us, his massive jaws gaping, stopped only by the fence from enjoying us for lunch. That must be a metaphor for something.