Few Karachiites today would believe that a very popular early postcard of the city showed the Alligators at Mughar Pier, Karachi. Maghar Pier is an ancient grove and home to a unique species of short-nosed crocodile (Hindus and Muslims still congregate here to make offerings). A popular tale had a British officer walking across their backs without incident. Photographer and postcard publisher R. Jalbhoy offered a number of postcards of the crocodiles, of which this the most ferocious. How did he get so many of them to show their teeth at the same time?
Aligators at Maghar Pir, Karachi