Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Fear Factor Challenge

So after being educated through the cultural village at Phezulu, followed by the crocodile farm and snake park tours and finishing off with the game drive, we had worked up an appetite. Before the game drive we had gone to the restaurant to buy something to drink and I had seen a "Fear Factor" Challenge on their menu. I told Liesel and Leanne that this was something we were going to do. It means ordering a meal consisting of a crocodile kebab with chips and a salad and then eating it in a pit full of crocodiles. Liesel and Leanne were a bit concerned about doing this but I said we had to!! A guy does stand in the pit with us with a stick and he advised that he stands between us and the crocodiles. We ordered our food and he set up the table. He gave us brief instructions of what to do if a crocodile should come towards us - ha ha ha ha. There were 10 crocodiles in this pit. I must say eating crocodile was very enjoyable. Don't know what the crocs though of us eating one of them in their pit.
There we are enjoying our meal.

And just in case you thought the photo was taken elsewhere, we turned around so that you can see we are all in the pit with the crocodiles.
This is a close up of the one on the water's edge closest to us. He just kept opening his eye and looking at us and then closing it again.

There is our "watcher" with his stick. We were told that when it is cold the crocs just chill in the water and don't move around too much. It is when it is hot that they come out of the water to find shade and often it is under the table we were sitting at. Apparently crocs can jump, so getting on to the table if they came towards you is not an option either!!!

Once we were finished we headed back to the restaurant where we were each presented with a certificate stating that we had survived the "Fear Factor Challenge" and were alive to tell the tale.
Croc fan signing off ....


6 comments:

Sophia said...

Awesome photos...

Helen Tilbury said...

Hmmmm...that doesn't sound like a good idea to me! Imagine if something went wrong & someone got attacked! That would be the end of that lovely place...it happened in Zimbabwe at the Lion & Cheetah Park - someone got mauled by one of the lions!!! Be careful...you are a spritely one Michelle ;-D

Desire Fourie said...

I see your handbag was over your shoulder all the time ... ready to make duck when required.
Hugs
Desire

Andrea said...

eish...rather you then me :0)

Sophia said...

We are off to Phezulu this Saturday for a birthday party, might go take a looksy...lol

Jose said...

Brave you! lovely photographs... not sure I would have been that brave