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New Fishing Location
March 1, 2010
4:54 pm
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I visited a jungle lagoon this morning. It is near a hamlet called Ixuacut and about 150 yards in diameter. In the center is a dense reed bed. I am assured that the crocodiles which are protected by the villagers hide in the large reed bed and baby crocs have been seen. Younger village children are encouraged to play here so that if the crocs feel hungry a snack is available. /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />
We saw many fish rising and fry in the shallows. We anticipate finding several species here not found in the Lake. Our major problem is finding worms for bait. We may have to resort to tortillas. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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March 1, 2010
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Looks great John. Which croc species lives there and why are the people protecting them/offering sacrifices? /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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March 1, 2010
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QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 1 2010, 12:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks great John. Which croc species lives there and why are the people protecting them/offering sacrifices? /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />


It is Crocodylus moreletii which lives in the jungle pools and lagoons here. It is a small croc usually adults don't get much past about 6 feet. Their diet consists mainly of fish, snails etc and other small animals and birds. They also scavenge at night. I didn't notice any dogs or chickens wandering about which is unusual,
The local indigenous, descendants of the ancient Maya still believe that gods inhabit these animals.
I am sure that the crocs are more scared of the kids than the kids are of the crocs.

To see these guys one would have to camp out during the night with flashlights at the ready.

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March 1, 2010
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Another rare species and really great story. Can't wait to see which fishes you find. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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