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 town of Atenas, 44 kilometers northwest of the capital.
The town of Quepos near Manuel Antonio National Park had an unwelcome tourist over the weekend.
It wasn't only sunburnt tourists basking in the sunny Pacific beaches last weekend.
It's been two solid hours and Carlos Gómez and Minor González of Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas haven't seen as much as a scale of the two caiman crocodiles they are supposed to catch.
With 65 million years of evolution on their side, crocodiles are a lot smarter than you think.
The leathery-skinned beach bum wasn’t a sunburned gringo but a 3.5-meter long crocodile.
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 body apparently had been mutilated by a crocodile, according to a statement by the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).