Swimming with crocodiles

Canada
January 12, 2013 2:53pm CST
I went on a little boat trip in Jamaica to see the crocodiles and the end of the lake we stopped to get some drinks and food. There was a little bridge and kids were jumping off the bridge into the lake and swimming. We had just seen many crocs but if they felt safe enough to do it why not. So I jumped in the croc infested lake and swam with the other kids. My husband thought I was nuts.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
13 Jan 13
Where abouts was this? Was it in St Elizabeth near Black River? This is amazing as I never knew that this toolk place in Jamaica and I am living here 43 years. Perhaps they were just baby crocs? I hope so!
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• Canada
13 Jan 13
Yes it was at the black river.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 13
I have seen warnings in Australia up there in Queensland and the Northern Territory about the danger of crocodiles in water. They have fresh water crocodiles and more dangerous salt water crocodiles which can get ever so large indeed. I went on a boat ride in Belize and we saw some sweet looking small and young crocodiles. We were on our way to some Mayan ruins. The boat man asked who would like to swim with a baby crocodile. We told him the mummy crocodile was just around the corner. Crocodiles can swim under the water and then suddenly arrive nearby. I am glad you stayed safe. Crocodiles are attracted if they hear dogs bark I found out in Australia.
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
22 Jan 13
Ohhh god Swimming with crocodiles impossible for me not only this but also swimming because I not like water and afraid from water feel like now I will die. I think danger if anybody doing swim with crocodiles
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 13
It can be a horrifying. But, you've done a very brave thing and it would be a nice story in your live. If you have the video, I would like to watch it and I will make sure that the crocodile will not everyone who swan on the water. what such an interesting video to watch if you have it.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 13
Hi pppop111, you are really brave I don't have such courage to swim with crocodiles How scary to swim in water infested by crocodiles. I can't imagine when a crocodile occurs to be close to me while moving in the lake.
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
14 Jan 13
I lived in Jamaica and I would be too afraid to do that . I also avoid lakes and any kind of still looking dark waters lol . I just saw a status update about the black river tour guide kissing a crocodile because they all know him . When I saw it I said , no not me !!
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@mandyc13 (39)
• United States
13 Jan 13
There is no way I'd be able to do something like that! I'd be way too scared. Maybe if the crocs were in there but they couldn't come to the part where I was swimming, then I MIGHT do it but I'd still be really nervous.
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• China
13 Jan 13
Wow it sounds really horrible,as for me I will never do that because in my mind the crocodile is one of the most dangerous animal in the world.
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• India
12 Jan 13
Hi poppoppop. Well that was quite a risky thing to do. I would not even try going into the waters forget about swimming. And I am not good at swimming either. Who knows what can happen. It might happen that when a crocodile comes all the kids would swiftly swim away to the shore while I will end up with the crocodile. Anyways have a nice day ... ~=SuperShames=~
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• United States
12 Jan 13
My daughter did this in miami with her stupid friends. She was about 10 at the time. I was screaming my darn head off trying to get her out that darn water. we had seen alligator,manatees,and snakes in that water. I was so mad I could have beat her all the way home. I knew I could not go in after her because my fear was that high. the police came and it was no fun for anyone. those kids should not ever go in that water. and from the bridge you can see everything so clear.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
12 Jan 13
oh no, not for me. id be so afraid. I cant believe theyd do that. No.no.no. Have a great day there.
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