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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack
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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

The Tico Times - July 22, 2016

UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. July 23 A U.S. tourist had his right leg amputated Friday afternoon after a crocodile attacked him near the Playa Grande estuary in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The…

Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports
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Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports

L. Arias - June 19, 2015

Costa Rica's Central Pacific Conservation Area (ACOPAC) has seen a decrease by up to 90 percent in complaints related to tourists feeding or approaching crocodiles, the Environment Ministry’s National System of…

Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking surfer will not be relocated
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Crocodile attacks
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Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking surfer will not be relocated

The Tico Times - March 19, 2015

A Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking a surfer will remain in its home in the estuary on Playa Grande, officials from Costa Rica's National Park Service (SINAC) say. While locals…

Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo
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Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - March 11, 2015

On the first day of his surf trip in Tamarindo March 6, Montreal native Val Muscalu was waiting his turn for a wave when suddenly he was…

Wildlife expert mauled by 3-meter crocodile in Costa Rica
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Crocodile attacks
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Wildlife expert mauled by 3-meter crocodile in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 7, 2014

A Costa Rican crocodile expert is now recuperating in a hospital bed after being bitten last Wednesday by a crocodile during a relocation demonstration in the coffee…

Costa Rica’s crocodile conundrum
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Crocodile attacks
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Costa Rica’s crocodile conundrum

The Tico Times - June 25, 2014

For 14 years Jason Vargas has made a living by dangling raw cuts of chicken breast in front of massive crocodiles. As the main tour guide for…

Body found floating in Tempisque River, apparently mutilated by crocodile
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Crocodile attacks
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Body found floating in Tempisque River, apparently mutilated by crocodile

The Tico Times - May 9, 2014

A corpse missing an arm and showing signs of laceration on several parts of the body was discovered floating in the Tempisque River near Filadelfia, Guanacaste. The…

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Human head found in Costa Rica river likely belongs to Nicaraguan man attacked by crocodiles

The Tico Times - May 1, 2014

A human head washed ashore on the banks of the Tárcoles River, near Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, on Thursday morning and was recovered by agents from…

Search continues for missing man eaten by crocodiles in Costa Rica
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Crime
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Search continues for missing man eaten by crocodiles in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 30, 2014

Update, Thursday, May 1, 2014: Human head found in Costa Rica river likely belongs to Nicaraguan man attacked by crocodiles Clothing recovered at the scene has led officials…

Unidentified man devoured by crocodiles after jumping from a bridge over the Tárcoles River, Red Cross says
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Crocodile attacks
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Unidentified man devoured by crocodiles after jumping from a bridge over the Tárcoles River, Red Cross says

The Tico Times - April 29, 2014

Update, Wednesday, April 30, 2014: Search continues for missing man eaten by crocodiles in Costa Rica Conflicting reports continue about how the man entered the water, but…