Thursday, 23 April 2015

Saving a Gecko



Twitch, twitch, SLAPP! Got him! There I was in Gold Coast Australia, in the late afternoon, sitting next to a tiny wee kangaroo on the dirt that was as soft as polystyrene. Not only was I in Australia, I was in Dream World, in the Kangaroos area where the smell of the Kangaroos stuck to me like glue. My mouth was dry.
I spotted geckos everywhere, just sprinting about for no reason, only then I hear a shrilling shout. It was my brother telling me to go look at the crocodiles with him. I couldn't really hear him because the didgeridoo was plunging into my ears. I walked over to him anyway.
As soon as I opened the gate, my idiotic brother foot-tripped me. I tumbled to the ground and in the corner of my eye I spotted a green wriggly thing hanging out of a red pole. That's when I detected that it was a gecko, that looked like it was suffocating.
I got down on my knees and started to tug while my family watched like hawks. I drastically tug. Again, I tug. One more time... it only just slips out because of his sweaty skin! I couldn't believe it's luck! I thanked my brother for tripping me up, because it meant I saved a life. Now there's a lesson for you - always let your idiotic siblings foot trip you, you can save a life.
Saving a Gecko

2 comments:

  1. Wow Izzi you really captured me at the start with all the action words you used. I also loved the simile ' the smell of kangaroo stuck to me like glue'. You created a really clear, vivid image for me and I can just picture you in Australia.
    Really great work Izzi, well done.

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  2. I really liked when you said "twitch twitch slap" I've had the same experience ,I felt like that when a bee was on me and then I slapped it away. I also like how you used really discriptive words like "the smell of the kangaroo stuck to me like glue". I think it's really good.

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