A NURSE prefers her pets with more bite than bark — which is why she keeps three CROCODILES in her bungalow.
Vicki Lowing, 53, who has kept crocs for more than 30 years, says her reptiles are now totally domesticated.
She also claims she can communicate telepathically with 14-year-old Johnie, a 5ft freshwater female weighing 12kg.
Saltwater croc Jilfia is aged three and at 8ft and 30kg, she is already the size of a ten-year-old child.
While little freshwater croc Fovian, who is only 1.5ft long, lives in the bath.
Despite Johnie nipping her a decade ago, there have been no nasty injuries from the notorious predators.
But Vicki admits she has to keep her distance from saltwater beast Jilfia because she’s got a nastier temper than the others.
Despite that, Vicki, of Melbourne, Australia, still takes them all for walks whenever they need a bit of exercise.
Neighbours keep their distance and trespassers or burglars, unsurprisingly, have never been a problem.
She said: “I’m convinced crocs are psychic. They don’t look like they do much but there’s a lot going on behind those eyes.
“Johnie is definitely psychic. The way she looks at me sometimes, I know she’s trying to tell me things.
“She has definitely communicated with me telepathically. It usually happens when she feels a bit crook and she wants me to know she needs some extra TLC.”
All the crocs are allowed to wander around Vicki’s bungalow.
But she has to keep them separate. If they ever get too close, the territorial creatures are liable to take chunks out of each other.
Vicki said: “My son Andrew just has to lump it. The crocs don’t really bother him but they certainly bother his friends and girlfriends.
“The latest girlfriend did a runner as soon as she saw Johnie, which was a bit unfortunate.”