Shabana Sheikh

Born: 1950

Pakistan, India

Date of interview: 11th May 2006

Map showing where Shabana Sheikh came from

Did you feel a sense of danger with these quite large animals?

No, not at all because I think as soon as we got there that's what first we saw and like you know when children grow up with the dogs in the house or cats you just get used to it. We were there for a few years and then my dad moved to another place called Athi River and that was right next to the Kenya National Park. We would go running to the river and you could see big crocodiles coming out. One day we were playing with this sand you know, they take the sand out of the river and they make big mountains of the sands, and we were jumping one day and we just saw a crocodile outside by the river. It was a big green, dark green, you know dark with green lines on it and when we saw it crawling further we ran from there.