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Nervous Water Fun


I’m a tourist, and I play,

Just a fool on holiday,

Yes, I saw the crododiles,

On the beach, back several miles.

Goodness gracious, says the fish,

Lady thinks she’s such a dish,

Well, she could be, for a croc,

Hope she doesn’t get a shock.

Don’t go scaring her too much,

Obviously out of touch,

She’s more worried ’bout the shark,

That is lurking in the dark.


It’s a quiet day, you know,

No need to alarm her so,

Did you see her splash in fear,

When that seaweed strand came near?


Where she came from there’s no sun,

And she has no swimming fun,

Not this early in the season,

She’s just nervous for no reason.


Don’t you kid yourself on that,

I attack in seconds flat,

But I’d rather wait ’til night,

Then I’ll take a hefty bite.


Hee, hee, hee! Hee, hee, hee!

Guess what is inside of me,

Best be careful in the sea,

And don’t snorkel near to me.

That was such a tasty snack,

Sun feels good upon my back,

I’ll be lazy for a while,

Says the grinning crocodile.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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50 thoughts on “Nervous Water Fun

  1. I’m going to draw my own conclusions about what made croc smile. Hmm….

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  2. Good to be nervous in the water, especially around predators. I am not a great swimmer, so they would have to walk to get me. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ. Good fun poem Anneli. Allan


  3. Haha, I love that poem! Beautiful underwater photos, but yes, let’s not snorkel too close of the crocodile… ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Did you take those underwater pics? And were you near those crocs?

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    • Yes, the Captain took some and I took some. The crocs were mostly in the next bay over, just a few miles (around a point of land) but we did go wading in the bay right where the crocs lived in the lagoon behind the salt water. I admit I was VERY nervous. The crocs were at La Manzanilla, and the snorkeling bay was at Tenacatita. You can see them on the Google maps. It’s north of Melaque and Barra de Navidad.

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  5. My favorite photos are of the fish! When I did my first snorkeling in the Caribbean and first saw those fish, I thought they were the funniest thing ever. It’s interesting that you ran into crocodiles. Their numbers are increasing in Florida, and apparently — obviously! — they range down into Mexico, too. Here in Texas, it’s all alligators, which is fine by me.

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  6. Great underwater photos! I learned about crocs while in Africa. Lots of people think they donโ€™t go in salt water but they do and will. Yes, caution is paramount. Great poem, Anneli!

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    • We went to another area farther north after that, and got into big waves (body surfing) and more open water. Later we found out that the crocs have been seen running along the beach there at a certain time of the year. My toes never touched that water again.

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  7. I would be too scared to go into the water so close to crocs.
    Nice pictures and a fun poem.

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    • The crocs were on the other side of the bay but they do move around. I think it’s mostly at night that it can be a problem in the water. But I could be wrong about that too. Anyway, I was too busy thinking about sharks.


  8. The water looks very tempting but knowing whatโ€™s lurking below would keep me very close to shore ๐Ÿ˜ง

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  9. As always, Anneli, your poetry is so much fun and the photos are amazing. xxx

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  10. What is lurking in the sea is definitely not for me.
    What I really lack is the courage to become someone’s snack.

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  11. I haven’t had the pleasure of swimming with crocodiles, Anneli. Sharks, yes, crocs… they give me the shivers. A little tropical weather would be most welcome right now. Thanks for the fun!

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  12. I saw these crocodiles everywhere ๐ŸŠ but they make me nervous . Anita

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  13. Love your photos and poem, Anneli. I think fear would take over for me if crocs or sharks were near. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. “Lady thinks she’s such a dish…” tee hee. Little does she know…. Fun fun poem.

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  15. Uh oh!!! Haha, I had to laugh so hard at her being afraid of the seaweed. I have SO “been there.”

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    • When we were in Greece, swimming near the beach but in a rocky area away from the main swimming traffic, I nearly got a heart attack over a big black plastic garbage bag that was floating just under the surface of the water. Hey! Don’t we have great imaginations?


  16. The water looks very tempting but knowing whatโ€™s lurking below would keep me very close to shore

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  17. Morelet’s crocodile I think? I have a photo of me holding a Morelet’s croc (a very, very little one!) while helping out with a reptile survey in the jungles of the Yucatan. I would not pick up, or in any way poke or communicate with, one as big as the individual in your picture.

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    • Yes, small is okay. As for the name, although they look the same to me on the Wiki photo, these crocs in my post are on the west coast of Mexico, and Wiki says the Morelets are found only on the east coast. I have no idea what the west coast ones are called. Dangerous, for sure.

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  18. Delightful verses! I enjoyed how this poem fills with imagination and fun. Of course, the croc seems very real!

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  19. I’d be too scared to swim. Thank goodness all went well, and your poetry is terrific.


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