A Question Of Fear…But For Whom?

01 Aug


A visitor from a wildlife conservation team spent the day at school. The students were taken on an eye opening ride via a ‘hands on’ lesson about native Australian animals. You can imagine the delight, shrieks and dropped jaws when we were introduced to the creatures above. The pics look more ominous than the events actually were. But there was still something relatively thrilling (from my vantage) seeing a rather large snake slither for a few seconds across a classroom floor.
I wondered though…are these animals a genuine representation of native wildlife? Clearly the group of people that look after them are professionals and care immensely for the animals charged to them. I have no qualms there. But today’s visitors spent the most part of the day cooped and locked in a series of big black boxes. Within this box they all were housed in a soft black bag, except for the saltwater crocodile. This was quite a big croc and an amazing sight for the students. But it seemed to be spending the day slightly crooked in a box that seemed a bit small for it. It was the calmest croc I have ever seen and yet we were warned it may thrash its head around a bit. It didn’t move at all. If it had have done some thrashing, I would have thought…fair enough. Fascinating but I couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for them.


Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “A Question Of Fear…But For Whom?

  1. David

    August 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Hey I really like this post, I think you hit the nail on the head!

  2. Anonymous

    August 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Thanks for the comment David! Is that a Mr Hopps? 🙂

  3. David

    August 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Yes, that would be the Mr. Hopps!


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