Stories of crocodiles from the island of New Guinea
• Stories of crocodiles from the island of New Guinea
Graying Evel Voisey sitting on the terrace of his wooden house. He smiles a lot and says a lot of smoke. But a Papuan with a cheerful face on his right arm that does not have the index finger does not like Dundee, although he, too, hunter of crocodiles.
In addition, Evel is not the only one who knows how to catch a dangerous reptile, because the same skills should have every man in the village of Dabra on the island of New Guinea.
- On the crocodile to go at night. With a flashlight, - says Evel - its beam is reflected in the eyes of a predator. So we did and we calculate. Then catch.
But in September, alas, is not the season for such a hunt. The water at this time of high and carnivorous reptiles is very difficult to catch.
- Huge crocodiles? Yes, we have such deep. Once I was returning from a fishing trip and saw that's that! - Evel throws up his hands to show me the size of the predator.
On the Mamberamo River, which is located in the northwest of. New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of Papua, home to two species of crocodiles: buaya bob (translated from Indonesian - Crocodile bob) ...
... and buaya laut (translated from Indonesian - marine crocodile). bean color darker and he has to fall. A buaya laut to the sea is irrelevant. It's just so named:
These two species co-exist together without conflict:
Those reptiles, which keep the migrants, the large size can not boast. Length year old crocodile 80-90 centimeters from the tail to nose:
Ten predator will be several times larger, but giant certainly does not make it:
Keep crocodiles here in such cages:
In the cage must be water, or at worst a pool:
In one cage, I had to penetrate. You ought to have got this? I stand up, the knees are shaking, and crocodiles have gone. Seeing me reptiles (there were two dozen), like rats rushed to flee. Hidden predators in the pond. It lays on the bottom so to speak. And it is unclear who is who has more frightened.
But now I know that crocodiles are able to hiss. Like cats:
In general, the crocodile - undemanding pet. It is not necessary to walk and feed should be once a week. Reptile prefers fish, but as claimed by the natives, it is possible to teach even have donuts:
Newcomers give birth to dangerous reptiles are not just for fun, but for the alligator:
In the town of Sentani, for example, one inch skins worth 130 rubles. Goods from Dabra in Sentani workers deliver on a passenger plane:
If it is good to get things going, then you can feed your family. And in the village, where almost no one has a job, only to feed itself it is already a challenge. Arson in the photo. He has 10 crocodiles. Next to his son sitting:
While this now 'krupnenkogo "crocodile exchanged for two small, I could see him well near:
One rainy evening, when there was nothing, author foolishly asked - and whether to buy a crocodile can not? Half an hour later the natives brought me a female yearling. Buy I'm not even going. Why did she me? But my curiosity brought up to no good. Reptile asked for 150 rubles. I said, well, think about it, and tomorrow he'll find them. But the natives were in no hurry to leave. An hour passed. All this time, with the reptile treated roughly - squeezed, spit, threw. Mouth she had constricted eraser. To my question "when you return the crocodile enclosure", the natives answered - "Tomorrow". Then I broke down and paid them. So I had a pet. Half an hour later I spotted a reptile in the aviary, which was owned by a guy named Clemens (pictured left). And the next morning to find a pet, I wore it Fenichka Buddhist from Thailand ...
... but in the morning there was no pet in a cage. At first we thought that he ate another crocodile, but later we found traces of escape. A female leaked out through a small hole under the guardrail. Probably the Buddha helped. In general, of course I was upset, but I did not swearing. I leave everything as is.
This is the crocodile lives in the Mamberamo River in New Guinea.