Boris proves to be Doris after all
BORIS the crocodile has proved himself to be a gender bender after laying a clutch of eggs at a resort in Diwan at in the Daintree rainforest.
Owners of Lync Haven Rainforest Motel, Camping & Wildlife Experience, Scott and Jodie Hamill, where Boris - who has now been renamed Doris - lives were shocked to find Boris sitting on a mound of eggs recently.
The gender bender croc shocked Jodie when she came outside recently to find he/she had built a nesting mound and laid a number of eggs.
“It was a pretty amazing sight after having had Boris for the past three years,” Jodie said.
“The other odd thing is this is the first time she has laid the eggs but the eggs will not produce any young crocs because Doris has not been mated and the eggs have not been fertilised and so it is a little bit unusual as to why she has laid them in the first place.”
Boris (Doris) was first sent to Lync Haven three years ago from Adelaide from a guy who had him as a pet and kept him in a pet shop for everyone to see.
“But Boris eventually got too big for the pet shop and the owner had to have him relocated and so we took him on,” Jodie said.
“My husband, Scott, built a fantastic enclosure for Boris with a big pool to splash around in and to feel safe and with palm trees to shade under and plenty of grass to sun bake on.
“It has proven to be a great haven for Boris, so much so that he has well and truly shown his feminine side and laid about 30 to 50 eggs and proving that Boris is now a Doris.”
Gender bender: the croc formerly known as Boris