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Tucson skies had quite the cloud during sunset
I visited the JSA(border between NK and SK)
Got a chance to go to Sandia Crest NM. 10,679 ft up.
Winding road in Banff, Canada
Salt Lake City sunset
My inbox at work.
The residents of Bazoule, a community outside Burkina Faso's capital Ouagodougou, began to hold the reptiles sacred around 600 years ago, and offer them chickens as a sacrifice. Today, they share their home with about a hundred of the snaggle-toothed beasties, and it's become a tourist attraction.
According to this news article:
"We get used to the crocodiles when we are young, swimming in the water with them and all that," said Pierre Kabore, just a few metres (yards) away from a crocodile feasting on chicken provided by the village.
"Now we can always approach them and sit on them -- and if you have the courage, you can lie on them too. There's no problem, they are sacred crocodiles. They don't do anything to anyone."
Apparently there hasn't been a fatality for over 70 years. The crocs still occasionally bite though; it's considered a punishment of the elders.
Anywho, kid clearly has balls of steel pinning that crocodile down. Rather him, than me!
When I first read this, I thought you said "and offer them CHILDREN as a sacrifice", but then I reread it and calmed down.
Child isn't pinning crocodile down, crocodile is simply allowing child to sit on back.
Well, their sacrificial chickens keep them fed enough that they dont eat people.
This is nice.
I too enjoy the occasional sacrificial mcnugget.
The parent in me is having a mild stroke; kid, please get the FUCK off that dinosaur
"holding a lot of tension in your lower back"
I wonder if it could be considered domestication. Over 600 years selecting for docile crocs. Maybe another 600 and they'd become furry and spotted little house pets.