Police remove crocodile from Guanacaste river where tourists swam
Swimmers in Guanacaste had an unwelcome sunbather at the beach, the National Police reported on Wednesday.
The leathery-skinned beach bum wasn’t a sunburned Gringo but a 3.5-meter-long crocodile.
Police responded to a call that the croc had appeared swimming in the Cañas River in Guanacaste near where some 50 swimmers and tourists were enjoying the riverbank.
With the assistance of some fearless locals, authorities wrangled the reptile and handed it over to the Environment Ministry. The croc was loaded onto a truck and sent to a wildlife refuge administered by the ministry.
You may be interested
Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda UbáuMartha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - June 17, 2019
The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, acknowledged the work and sacrifice of journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu, who…
Costa Rica will host RightsCon 2020Alejandro Zúñiga - June 17, 2019
Costa Rica will host the 2020 convention of RightsCon, which calls itself "the world's leading event on human rights in…