Now, now girls! Cool it a bit. My head is already too big.
(but thanks anyway!!)
(I've just given a few people a serve in another thread - no doubt they will cut me down to size pretty quickly!)
I was in Kenya during Idi Amin's rise to fame and fortune. For all the bad things he did, his one great deed was to single-handedly save the Nile crocodile from almost certain extinction. Any one who annoyed him was sure of a dramatic and colourful exit. One of his 'games' was to send the miscreant on a sight-seeing tour of Lake Victoria. In a helicopter. Need I say more. The few breeding adults thrived. No longer in danger of being eaten by the adults, more of the young crocs survived. Ecological hero!
(We stopped eating lake tilapia and Nile perch as soon as we heard what was happening. Even now, half a world away, I still cannot face them.)