Neil Perry - Sobek
16"x20", Acrylic on Wood Panel
If a crocodile is going to spend his days gobbling up poachers, it goes without saying he is going to get messy teeth from all that skin and blood and bone.
If the birds the poacher came to hunt owe their plumage being preserved to the appetite of this hungry crocodile then it's only right that they should take time out of their day to help him with his dental problem.
To say the crocodile and the birds are friends would be overstating their relationship. The situation is fundementally transactional, but one that both can enjoy the benefits of never-the-less. This dynamic of mutualism contributes to a happier life for all on the banks of the Nile...except for the poacher, naturally.