Two crocodiles captured near local beaches

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Crocodiles have been captured at two Puerto Escondido beaches over the past few days.

On Saturday morning, an 80-centimeter-long crocodile was seen swimming in the waters off Carrizalillo Beach.

Tourist service providers in the area managed to capture and secure the animal, which was then transported by San Pedro Mixtepec Civil Protection officials back to more isolated land.

Then, on Monday morning, a second, larger croc was sighted at nearby Puerto Angelito.

There, tourists and fishermen were surprised by a 3-meter-long crocodile swimming in the sea, close to the shore.

This time it was local Civil Protection authorities who captured the animal before transporting it to its natural habitat.

Locals believe that the crocs might have been dragged to the coastline by surface runoff after the recent heavy rains.

Earlier this week, a baby crocodile was seen in a swimming pool at a home in the Manzanillo Reef development, just up from Manzanillo Beach and Puerto Angelito. It disappeared before officials could be contacted to have it removed.

With reports by Vivo Noticias, El Imparcial


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