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This very young American Crocodile is resting in El Salado mangrove. It is younger than a year old. About 60 cm long.
El Salado mangrove is the only federally protected natural area within a city. Developers wanted to turn it in stores and business but the people of Puerto Vallarta defended the place and it is a protected area now. It is home to many birds, reptiles, etc.It is a triumph for the wildlife and the local people over powerful economic interests.
This is my spotting No. 4,700