Why Croc Stays in his Swamp!

“That was close” breathed Wombat, “I’m glad it’s over.”

HISSS — came a sound. “What was that?” asked Possum.
“It wasss me!” hissed a snake as he slid out from under a rock.

“Ahhh” said Kookaburra, “food, at last!”
“You … you eat snakes?” The snake’s eyes grew wide with terror.
“Oh, yes, all the time,” replied Kookaburra, “But if you tell us where Croc is, I might spare you.”

“Grrrrr” growled Croc, rising out of the billabong. “I’m here. Now Kangaroo, prepare to die!”

Illustration: Snake gives up, Croc challenges Roo “You … you eat snakes?”
Copyright Ben Boyle 1990.