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American crocodile

Crocodylus acutus

Description:

Big crocodiles on the Tárcoles River bridge, Puntarenas CR.

Habitat:

River near the Pacific Ocean.

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5 Comments

RicardoJ
RicardoJ 5 years ago

Done Yaniv! Thank you for the suggestion!

Great spotting! It would be great if you added it to the "Reptiles of Costa Rica" mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1589...

Great photo RicardJ! We were at Rio Tarcoles bridge a couple of month ago and same the huge crocs...
It would be great if you added your spotting to the "Reptiles of Costa Rica" mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1589...

RicardoJ
RicardoJ 7 years ago

Yes they do, there is a well established love-respect relationship among the local people and the crocodiles, best depicted in the Chito-Pocho show :) :) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjqwORXra...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

This must be one of the top large crocodile viewing locations in the world. I was lucky to get to CR in 1999 and saw 7 or 8 of these lovely monsters from this bridge. I'm glad to see that big crocs are still there :-)

RicardoJ
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RicardoJ

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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