Two large adult crocodiles were fighting on the shore of the Nichupte lagoon near Kukulcan Boulevard in the city of Cancun. A citizen who was passing by the place captured this event.
This person was walking along Kukulcan Boulevard, near the Nichupte Lagoon, when suddenly he heard an unusual sound that resembled hard and dry blows. When he approached the place of the facts, what he captured with his cell phone was the most surprising thing he has ever seen in his life.
Near the drainage outlet of the boulevard, two large adult crocodiles were just below, disputing their territory. Two curious citizens who also approached the scene captured the moment. The image is brutal and has become famous through social networks where you can see these two large crocs performing their Jurassic fight.
The Nichupté Lagoon is home to Morelet's crocodile. It is common to see them either in the water or outside the lagoon body, in the mangrove. Citizens and tourists risk being near this lagoon, mainly when crocodiles hunt at night.
Crocodiles appear on the video while leaving the Nichupte Lagoon and approaching the sidewalk next to the road. It will not be the last time since it is the natural habitat of this prehistoric creature. You can find it in practically the entire state. Caution and respect for these animals. Although they fight for territory and the sun, they can hurt a human with a tail or a bite.
A hungry crocodile breaks into a house in Cancun and causes panic
A curious crocodile entered a house in Cancun and caused fear among all the inhabitants. The reptile was looking for food, which is why it could not resist entering the house. It frightened a family when they found a crocodile inside their home.
After what happened, the family immediately called the 911 emergency number to ask for help in capturing the crocodile. Minutes later, members of the Fire Department arrived at the house to provide support. Moments later, the rescuers captured the crocodile.
The starving crocodile that entered the house was almost six feet long. It was released to a mangrove area, but before that, the croc was fed a piece of stale bread. The family's neighbors affected by the unexpected visit recorded the moment, reported Debate.
Enormous crocodiles, boas, and raccoons invade the Cancun hotel
Impressive images and videos have been shared where the presence of one of the most powerful predators of the animal kingdom can be appreciated in a visit to the interior of a recognized hotel in the city of Cancun.
The fantastic thing about the image is how close these animals are to the few people left in the hotels. They seem to have taken over their land again, and the partially empty hotels have now become their breeding, hunting, and playgrounds for the local fauna.
In the image, we see the mighty crocodile resting and threatening the hotel employees with its massive open jaws, showing the sharp fangs ready to crush; however, it was not the only visitor because it also found a beautifully colored boa that moved with great freedom.
Raccoons were other jungle tenants that had taken over the beautiful jungle lands of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The charming little animals have surprised everyone with their tender presence in the hotels that are now empty due to the COVID-19 contingency.
Cancun crocodiles harmless to tourists
Contrary to what might seem, the crocodiles located in the Nichupté Lagoon in Cancun's Hotel Zone are harmless to tourists, said Javier Carvallar Osorio, in charge of the conservation program of the Onca Maya A.C. organization. According to Carvallar Osorio, Nichupté Lagoon is home to two species: Acutus, better known as the American crocodile, and Moreletii, commonly known as the swamp crocodile.
This type of specimen bases its diet on insects, fish, turtles, and other animals that do not include humans, but quite the opposite; they fear them, as they are the main predator of the animal, said the specialist. However, according to Onca Maya's conservation program manager, reptiles tend to attack when people accidentally approach, feed, enter or fall into the lagoon.
"We're talking about animals that fear man because he's their biggest predator. However, some people feed them, and the crocodile bites them, but in reality, it wants food because if you realize there have never been cases of crocodiles that eat people, those are not here," said the environmentalist.
Carvallar Osorio recommended the general population not feed the animals; if you see one leave it alone, do not approach it, and report it to the telephone numbers of the Federal Attorney for Animal Protection (Profepa). The crocodiles that do eat humans or at least would be able to do so are those that live in the Amazon or places like New Zealand, said Javier Carvallar.
"The crocodiles that do eat people or would be more capable of doing so are those found in the Amazon, for example, or New Zealand, if you want to find one of that type is where there are, but not here, we should not be confused or alert about a species that has been invaded their habitat," said the interviewee.
Crocodiles vital to a healthy ecosystem
Everyone, the tourism sector, and authorities are interested in having a healthy ecosystem in the Nichupté lagoon. The crocodile plays an essential role in this, which is why it must be protected. A better management and conservation program is required for the protection of the ecosystems of this destination, the most important in the country. Monitoring in the Nichupté lagoon serves to carry out studies of density, size, and sites where crocodiles, a critical species in the ecosystem, are most present.
To have a healthy ecosystem, it is necessary to have all its elements, and the crocodile plays an important role here. As well as protecting them, it is essential to increase the safety of visitors and workers in and around the lagoon. It is impossible to say how many crocodiles there are in the Nichupte Lagoon because it is impossible to have a census as it is done with humans. What is done worldwide is relative densities, that is, how many species we see per kilometer.
The previous study in 2017 revealed that it was point eight, that is, less than one crocodile, which indicates that the population is decreasing and that many adults have been lost, for 2003 when the first studies began. It is natural to see crocodiles in the sea, and it happens more with the young specimens that go out in search of new territories, and here it is more feasible because the waters are like a great reef lagoon.