I like to consider myself a thrill seeker. I love roller coasters, I’ve always wanted to go white-water rafting, and I would be willing to try skydiving.
But this sounds like a bad idea to me.
The latest trendy tourist craze in northern Australia is swimming with gigantic saltwater crocodiles. Those who want to try it climb into a clear acryllic cage, lovingly nicknamed “the cage of death,” which is then slid along runners over four crocodile pens.
The cage is partly submerged in water, allowing swimmers to come up for air and still see the crocodiles underneath.
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest and most dangerous of crocodile species, with males growing up to 18 feet long and weighing as much as 2,200 pounds.
The experience costs $83, and owners said they are constantly busy.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean