Shocking images were captured on a beach in Tulum, where a huge crocodile can be seen sunbathing on top of a sargassum net and the sand. In a postcard image with the turquoise blue sea in the background and a bit of sargassum that made the emerald green color of the saurian stand out even more.
"A crocodile went for a stroll along the beaches of Tulum. Part of the biodiversity of our paradise. A little piece of Quintana Roo," wrote state governor Carlos Joaquín González.
The specimen is a Moreletti crocodile, native to the coastal region of Mexico. In Quintana Roo they are found distributed in an extensive area along the more than 1,200 kilometers of coastline, always in the swampy waters of the lagoons, although they can also live in a saltwater environment such as the mangrove swamp and the beach.
This is not the first time that one of these impressive animals is seen near the beach, this often happens in Cozumel, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen, where a large number of cenotes, lagoons, and crystal clear water facilitate the movement of these crocodiles.
In Cancun, you can see the largest individuals of this breed in their natural habitat which is the Nichupte Lagoon and it is important not to disturb them, humans are not part of the prehistoric animal's usual diet, but they will certainly attack if people are in their vicinity mainly during the night.