It’s a croc’s life for me, if I had to choose an animal to be

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I was having an interesting

conversation with my kids the other day.

They wanted to know, if I was an animal what one I’d like to be.

On first thoughts an elephant would seem like a good choice, but then when you think about it, whenever you watch those nature programmes, Dumbo and his mates are always on the look out for water.

It seems they’re constantly parched. If it’s not the poachers getting them it’s the lack of rain.

Day-to-day in the searing heat with a mouth like Gandhi’s sandal doesn’t seem like much fun to me.

Life is one big struggle for the elephants.

A crocodile would be a much better choice – plenty of water and the occasional stranded wildebeest.