“I think the royal family should definitely do that, meet George before he gets turned into a handbag,” he suggested, hearing that the the Royals were due for a visit next year.
The London mayor is Down Under for a visit promote his book at the Melbourne Writers Festival, but stopped off for a trip to the Northern Teritory. Johnson has agreed to act as an ambassador for NT in Britain, saying “It’s mind-bogglingly beautiful and under-used and promoted.”
Johnson, visiting Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, said he had previously encountered a salt water croc and knew to excercise caution, despite giving the baby reptile a kiss on the nose.
“I’ve met those guys, you have to be very careful. I saw one eat a barramundi in a very decisive way.” he said, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph.
“George is the lucky one – he gets to stay alive forever,” said Wade Huffman, manager at Crocosaurus Cove.
David Cameron might have tried to go deer stalking, but nothing will stop Boris Johnson from going crocodile kissing pic.twitter.com/f6klHwEcl9
— Matthew Champion (@matthew_metro) August 20, 2013