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Friday Photo: Sacred Crocodiles of Bazoule

Each Friday I’ll serve up a photo and give you the story behind it. This week, my day-trip to see Bazoule’s sacred crocodiles.

A few weeks back I took a short trip out to Bazoule, which is about 35km southwest of Ouaga to visit the sacred crocodiles. I never did get a full explanation of why they are sacred exactly, but years of deferential treatment (and continuously offering up chickens) has created an amazingly tame group of crocs, which creates great photo opportunties.

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1 Response to “Friday Photo: Sacred Crocodiles of Bazoule”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    November 12, 2011 at 18:31

    I’ve heard of holding a tiger by its tail, but not a crocodile Glad you weren’t trying to hold the other end!


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