Thursday 29 September 2022

Despite warning of crocodiles, bathers dive in!

It is common for crocs to hang out in the mouths of rivers and mangroves and beaches frequented by tourists

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28 September 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

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What’s wrong with this picture? The sign says it clearly: “Crocodiles. No swimming. No feeding”. However, some vacationers ignore the warning. Either they do not read, can not read. they do not understand … of just plain …”

The photo was taken this past Friday on a beach in the area of Tivives, southwest of Puntarenas, some 8 km from the port of Caldera.

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In the photo, two adult women and a minor entered the water as if nothing despite the warning of the presence of these reptiles that have acute senses that makes them successful predators.

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Though they may know the area better than the rest of us, in this area of the Pacific is common to see these reptiles according to biologists.

Danger to humans. The larger species of crocodiles are very dangerous to humans, mainly because of their ability to strike before the person can react.

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