Terror in Mazatlan: Tourists find a 3 meter crocodile on the beach (VIDEO)

26/01/2020

The huge three-meter crocodile was seen around 8:30 a.m. in the sewers of the hotels near the beaches of Mazatlán.

Crocodile on the beach in Mazatlan. Photo: encuentran a cocodrilo de 3 metros en la playa mazatlan OAPMazatlan
Crocodile on the beach in Mazatlan. Photo: encuentran a cocodrilo de 3 metros en la playa mazatlan OAPMazatlan

The Civil Protection and Profepa authorities experienced minutes of tension when they spotted a giant crocodile on the beaches of Mazatlán.

According to the information, the Mazatlán Aquarium's veterinary experts and the authorities captured the reptile for proper follow-up and release of the animal.

The sighting of the three-meter crocodile occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the sewers of the hotels near the beaches of Mazatlan.

"It is one of the crocodiles that appeared in one of the storm drains near one of the hotels there in Cerritos where the Aquatic Squad in coordination with the Mazatlan Aquarium and Municipal Civil Protection took on the task of capturing it. It is already being analyzed by personnel Mazatlán Aquarium to verify the condition in which it is," experts told the local media Direct Line.

The animal was seen near the drains and it was not until 11:00 in the morning that the crocodile could be released in a safe space.

The veterinarians determined that the crocodile had small wounds, scrapes and minimal scratches from the struggle the large animal made to free itself from the confined spaces.

Crocodile captured in Tututepec, Oaxaca

On December 16, a crocodile almost two meters long and weighing more than 80 kilograms was captured near the Manialtepec River in the community of the same name in the municipality of Tututepec, Oaxaca.

A family of villagers arrived at the river to swim and spend some time relaxing, when they saw the reptile sunbathing on the riverbank.

They make an emergency call to us, in which the residents of the community of Manialtepec capture this reptile, and then they put it under protection so that we can take care of the species. As you can see, it was already brought here so that later it could be released into a reserve to give this reptile a final destination," said Guillermo Silva Hernández, municipal coordinator of Civil Protection of Tututepec.

The villagers tied him up and covered him with a cloth to prevent anyone from getting hurt, which, according to authorities, is the crocodile species acutus.

The authorities asked the population to take extreme precautions, because on the Oaxacan coast it is common to see these reptiles in the bodies of water that are their natural habitat.