Friday, April 10, 2009

Six meters of caiman

A couple of days ago this caiman of 6 meters was killed at Tapará, a neighboring village on the Amazon floodplain. Now, that may not be a record, but I bet it's getting close. One thing for sure, the killing of the beast was an environmental crime. The killers will probably never be questioned about their act because, according to all accounts, the toothy animal was discovered next to the elevated house of a fisherman. His children take their baths in the same waters! Image and story, Blog de Jeso. I've said it before and I'll say it again, wild animals don't stand a chance of survival after man moves into their environment.


Anonymous said...

You said it, brother.


Barry said...

Will it at least be eaten?

Expatriados said...

Hello Steven,
My name is Mirella and I run the Blog "Entrevistando Expatriados" (Link:
Basically we interview Brazilians who live abroad. But sometimes we "change de subject" and we interview expats living in Brazil. I found your blog and I would like to invite you to participate :-)
Note: The interview is done in Portuguese.
I hope to hear from you!

Gil Serique: Culture, Windsurf & Wildlife In the Amazon said...

Alex, I once witnessed the killing of a 6.45m cayman. Really sad!!