After lunch we head down to a little lake. On the way down we meet the boat driver who is carrying the engine for the boat. Apparently he has to carry the engine to and from the boat every time he uses the boat to protect it from theft. He puts on the engine and then we are ready to go cruising on the lake.
For ones we are not going to spot lemurs but other and bigger wildlife. The main thing we are looking for is the crocodiles living in the lake – so even though it is a warm day this really isn’t the place for a cooling afternoon swim. It takes a while before we spot the first crocodile – and it is a tiny baby hanging around on a small tree in the lake. The small crocodile is probably hiding form the bigger animals living in the water and enjoying the sun in the afternoon before it will go back hunting from smaller fish in the lake.
We continue the search for the crocodile and while we do this we enjoy the birds around the lake. There are some eagles hanging around in a tree next to the lake using it as their personal hunting ground. There are also a lot of different herons and other birds living of the fish in the lake.
We continue the search for the crocodile – but suddenly it isn’t us finding the crocodile – it is the crocodile finding us. There is a pretty big croc swimming right by the boat a meter away. So we do get to see it up close. The crocodile only stays with us for a short while and then it decide to dive down and get away from the strangers on the boat and down in the safety of the deep.
Finally the captain spot a crocodile – I am not sure how he did it since it was far away on the other side of the river and could only just make it out using my zoom lens. We sail across the lake to get closer to the crocodile which is laying half way out of the water at the shore of the lake. We finally manage to get to the other side and then we can see the big crocodile close up. We stay a while and then this crocodile also decide to head away from us and in to the water.
We spot no more crocodiles but there are a lot of birds around the lake so we sail slowly around the lake looking at the many birds and then we finally get back to where we started and go back to shore.