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…

Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica home
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Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica home

Zach Dyer - March 10, 2015

[caption id="attachment_59788" align="alignright" width="258"] (Courtesy Public Security Ministry)[/caption] Nothing like walking out on to your front porch in the morning and finding a crocodile staring back at…

Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it
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Crocodilians
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Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - February 25, 2015

In Pre-Amazonian Peru, the crocodile was king. Seven species of crocodile, to be precise. That's more species of crocodile than have ever been found co-existing in one…

200-kilo crocodile snagged on the streets of Quepos
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Crocodilians
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200-kilo crocodile snagged on the streets of Quepos

Zach Dyer - September 29, 2014

The central Pacific town of Quepos near Manuel Antonio National Park had an unwelcome tourist over the weekend. The sight of a 200-kilogram (440-pound) crocodile waddling through the streets…

Police remove 660-pound crocodile from beach near Jacó
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Crocodilians
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Police remove 660-pound crocodile from beach near Jacó

The Tico Times - September 23, 2014

It wasn't only sunburnt tourists basking in the sunny Pacific beaches last weekend. According to the Public Security Ministry, police in the central Pacific beach town of…

Caiman captured in San José park
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Caiman captured in San José park

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2014

Read more about the urban caimans in our original story: Caimans evade capture in San José Park A lake in a San José metropolitan park lost a…

Crocodilian hide-and-seek: Caimans evade capture in San José park
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Crocodilian hide-and-seek: Caimans evade capture in San José park

Lindsay Fendt - August 19, 2014

It's been two solid hours and Carlos Gómez and Minor González of Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) haven't seen as much as a scale…

4 recent findings that explain why crocodiles are smarter than you think
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4 recent findings that explain why crocodiles are smarter than you think

Matt Levin - June 6, 2014

Crocodile stories keep surfacing lately in Costa Rica. One hung out shoreside with tourists in Guanacaste on Wednesday.  A couple weeks ago a croc crashed a hospital…

Police remove crocodile from Guanacaste river where tourists swam
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Police remove crocodile from Guanacaste river where tourists swam

Zach Dyer - June 4, 2014

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.…

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