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4 Reasons Why Crocodiles are Smarter than you Think

Crocodiles have been around for millions of years, and waaaay back in the day nobody threatened these big fellas. Now in some parts of the...

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

Environment officials have seen a decrease by up to 90 percent in complaints related to tourists feeding or approaching crocodiles. Local residents also are warming up to the signs.

Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo

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

Caiman captured in San José park

A lake in a San José metropolitan park lost a predator Sunday, as officials finally captured one of the elusive caimans that had been roaming the park.

Costa Rica’s crocodile conundrum

With one of the highest rates of crocodile attacks in the Americas, Costa Rica is now struggling as the giant reptiles expand their territory to popular tourist destinations.

Body found floating in Tempisque River, apparently mutilated by 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).

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

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 the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).

Search continues for missing man eaten by crocodiles in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Red Cross is continuing their search this morning for the remains of 22-year-old Nicaraguan Omar de Jesús Jirón, who was devoured by crocodiles in the Tárcoles River near the Pacific beach town Jacó. The five-person team has so far been unsuccessful in their search, which began Tuesday night.

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

An unidentified man jumped from a bridge into the Tarcoles River, near Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, on Tuesday evening at approximately 5:20 p.m., according to Mario Viquéz, a spokesman for the Costa Rican Red Cross. The man was quickly eaten by the river's famously abundant crocodiles.

7-foot crocodile that attacked surfer in Costa Rica was ‘just confused,’ says victim

The Spanish surfer attacked by a 7-foot croc last week defends the animal's "right to be there."

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