Mary Smith’s Place – Karachi crocodiles

Am re-blogging Karachi Crocodiles from MarySmith’sPlace as I know Marcia likes these wonderful creatures – maybe her followers do, too!

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I apologise for the lack of decent photos to accompany this post. I visited Manghopir several times, taking many photos of the crocodiles and of the shrine, the busy shops around it and of the hot springs but I canโ€™t find them. I suspect they were in the albums thrown out after our previous cat sprayed on them. He had a tendency, after a stray kitten tried to take up residence, to mark everything in the house as his.

The legendary crocodiles that guard the shrine of Saint Mangho (ManghoPir) were piled in a heap, under a tree. They looked very muddy, and suspiciously lifeless. The shrine, or mazar, lies to the north of Karachi, Pakistanโ€™s largest city. There are two springs beside it, one hot, and one cold. Bathing tanks have been provided, for the water is reputed to cure all manner of ailments โ€“ fromโ€ฆ

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4 thoughts on “Mary Smith’s Place – Karachi crocodiles

  1. I am very happy you shared this with TWS today, Mary! I saw the post the other day, but have been so swamped with last minute hitches in finishing the Irma repairs, I didn’t have time to share, and without the reblog button, I put it on hold. I loved the article, and double checked with my crocodilian records to be sure I could identify this species. They are mugger crocodiles, which are the ones found in that part of the world (India, etc). They are very interesting, I think, and I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Hope everyone checks it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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