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Elsewhere in the world, there are several observations of crocodilians—a group that includes alligators, crocodiles, and caimans—duking it out with elasmobranchs.
Just west of where the San Juan River pours into the body of Lake Nicaragua — Central America’s largest lake — is a wildlife refuge brimming with crocodiles, caimans and iguanas.
According to Ms. Griswold, her father was also devoted to the family’s unusual pet: a caiman named Calvin.
The crocs can be found only in the Zapata Swamp in a habitat deemed the smallest for any living croc species, which include alligators, crocs and caimans.
The vast majority were common caimans, an animal that likely numbers in the millions and is not of conservation concern.
There are shots of thick clouds of butterflies against the blue sunset sky shaded by Amazonian tree canopies, and ominous dark river water that is likely filled with piranhas and black caimans, waiting.
Bait your hook with a bloody ox heart (no need to bring your own; the guide will provide one) and toss any unwanted catch to one of the caimans waiting patiently, usually, on the banks.
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Origin and Etymology of caiman
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
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