Upper Intermediate by Kieran McGovern
A Cuddly Crocodile?
A man in Mexico kept 98 crocodiles in his six small swimming pools. Some were two metres long.
Crocodiles do have their uses. Nobody is going to steal that Mexican guy’s pool furniture. And he can make some great shoes.
Food costs are a problem. You can economise by throwing a ball into the water for Rover to chase. Or encourage annoying family members to take up swimming. But you do need a big family.
A crocodile will impress
your neighbours but it’s not quite the perfect
pet. You can’t stroke it while sitting on the
sofa, for example.. Nor is it a practical option for a
14th floor apartment. No reptile
is truly happy living behind the shower curtain.
At least crocodiles don’t lick you – they can’t move their tongues. They can move their jaws around you, though. To escape, push your thumbs down directly into his eyes.
Doesn’t sound much fun? Perhaps cats and dogs are popular for a good reason.