Crocodile on the Banks of the Mara River

by Sarah Sebring Binder


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Will the skinny, scrawny wildebeests outsmart the big, brave crocodile?

Crocodile is basking in the sun on the banks of the Mara River and feeling very, very sleepy… A herd of wildebeests is on alert, warily watching Crocodile. They want to cross to the other side of the river where the grass is greener, and although Crocodile has closed his eyes, he could be faking! The wildebeests inch closer to the banks of the river—Crocodile does not move. Nor do Crocodile’s eyes. What to do? The Mara River flows through Kenya and Tanzania, in beautiful Africa, and it is central to the wildlife of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Every year more than a million wildebeests cross the Mara River as they follow the rains to greener pastures. And the crocodiles await the great migration. This story, inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime African safari, touches on the challenges that the wildebeests and crocodiles face in their daily efforts to survive.


About the Author

Sarah Sebring Binder

Sarah Sebring Binder has been an educator for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading, writing, and storytelling with students. Her stories share the joy of family, friends and the great, big world around us, along with the magnificence of Planet Earth. “The more we know about our strong, beautiful, yet vulnerable planet, its people, places, and living creatures, the more we can be inspired to care for it and all the living things with which we share Earth.” When she is not writing, Sarah loves to garden, dance, fiddle, travel, and quilt.

Also by Sarah Sebring Binder

More Stories from My Neck of the Woods
Dreaming of a White Christmas
Pete the Parakeet
Pack Rat’s Lost and Found
Kitty S. Hawk


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