Though when she takes her 'babies' for walkies the neighbourhood dog walkers take a wide berth.
Crocodiles might make the perfect accessory - usually on a pair of high heels, but Vicki Lowing prefers to keep her ultimate fashion statement real.
For more than two decades Lowing, a registered nurse, has raised crocodiles the way most of us would keep a pet dog - in the house, on the bed, and even watching TV.More stories from Today Tonight
It's a hobby that has earned her the nickname 'The Croc Lady' from her neighbours.
"I've had a couple of dogs but they don't really interest me. First I got lizards, then turtles, then snakes. But crocodiles are special - there is something very special about them," Lowing said.
"Having a pet one in the house, I was amazed by their intelligence and how quickly they learn."
All up Lowing has three pet crocs - two fresh water crocodiles and a baby salty. Her lounge room is also home to snakes and lizards.
"Some people freak out which is not a good thing because crocodiles can feel your adrenaline - they can sense the fear. And then it triggers an aggressiveness in her, so if anyone freaks out she can get aggressive," Lowing said.
Recently Lowing appeared on UK channel Animal Planet. The crew spent three days at the house, capturing her life living with crocodiles and her dreams for the future.
"One day, eventually, I hope to have more wildlife, or a reptile park, and be able to give these animals much more space and a better environment than what I've got at the moment because it's just not really satisfactory," Lowing said.
Lowing says she's never been bitten, only nipped - and usually while trying to feed her crocs frozen goldfish or chicken.
She says the hardest part about keeping her crocodiles is keeping the house at 27 degrees days and night.
"It's very expensive electricity-wise. I work to pay electricity, that's about it."
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