There was a fad for a while to keep
crocodiles as pets. But it did not last very long. While crocodiles
were popular, they were dressed in jewels. They were free to roam
around a home or a temple. It was quite dangerous.
Historians believe that probably
crocodiles became popular because the beloved Egyptian god Sobek had a
crocodile head. Sobek was responsible for controlling water and
marshes. He was a very important god.