Something striking about Argungu town, and NO! It's not the 4 day annual fishing festival, it's the swampy parts just about 3 minutes on foot from the river, there's a swamp housing 5 crocodiles, the one in the picture which is about 8-9 foot long, and isn't even the biggest of the five, the biggest one is almost x2 the size of the crocodile in the photograph.
The kicker; these massive reptiles aren't restricted, the swamp isn't secured, as a matter of fact, the swamp is surrounded by houses and around the swamp is literally a playground for children, the locals were happy to lead us to the crocodiles, this particular one simply lay still a few inches from the swamp, we watched from a couple feet away until a lanky old man with a stick asked me to come touch it. I was scared to at first, but..... "if it scares you, do it", and I did touch it, it felt like nothing my hands ever felt before, amazing in every sense of the word, its rough exterior felt amazing.
One thing I couldn't stop thinking about was how that place was a playground for children with no restrictions or safety precautions, at least as far as I could see and understand.
You should definitely visit. It's breathtaking, the landscape, the people, the river, the crocodiles. 💯
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