Jun 27 2012
I brought a crocodile egg home!!!
Saw this “Australian Saltwater Crocodile Egg” – Watch your Croc Grow! egg in SPOTLIGHT and knew I just had to get it!! I just know that my girl will be excited to hatch her own crocodile egg!
And I was right. Here’s her holding the egg… initially thinking it was a Dinosaur Egg.
Exploration mode: Took a sniff….
… and listened… you know, in case it had any heartbeat.
And as the instructions said – “Completely submerge the egg in a container of water. Within 12-24 hours, the egg shell will break and your crocodile will begin to hatch.” And so, we began our journey…
Time Check: 0 Hour. Completely submerged.
Time Check: 12 Hour. A little break in the egg shell and we could see a small little snout!
Time Check: 48 Hour. More of the croc breaking out of the shell… with a visible claw too!
Time Check: 60 Hour. The whole head came out!
Time Check: 72 Hour. Our croc’s upper body is emerging! (You can see the girl trying to take a picture with her camera too in the background )
Time Check: 96 Hour. After just 4 days, our croc broke out of the whole egg! HURRAY!!!
It was a SUPER amazing journey… The first thing we did when we came home everyday, was to see how our dearest croc was doing. The girl would use her camera to take photos too… but REFUSED to touch it cos she said “I don’t want the crocodile to bite me!!!” And if we so decide to bring the croc close to her, she’ll SCREAM out loud… like those victims of a zombie attack.
Nonetheless, she was so fascinated with the croc that she asked, “Let’s go to the crocodile farm!!!”… Alas, Google revealed that Singapore’s crocodile farms have closed down… and I probably can only see real-life crocs in the zoo.
Until then, she’ll have to get her fix with our new pet. The girl looking really happy with her new baby… (still refusing to touch the croc directly…)
Me: Yahn, do you want to give your crocodile a name?
Me: What do you want to name it?
She: …. MAMA!
He: Mama??? You want to call the crocodile Mama???
She: YES! MAMA!
Me: (not amused) … how about Crockie. Shall we call the crocodile Crockie?
She: Oh yeah! Cool! Crockie the crocodile! Cool!!!