WASA Lagoon Relocation Effort to Protect the Crocs Sign In or Register to add photos

A new view at WASA lagoon is yellow caution tape protecting a croc trap set by ACES in attempt to catch and relocate the mating problematic crocs there. Saturday night while setting the trap, expert croc behaviorist and wrangler, Vince Rose, and ACES protégé, Chris Summers, snared a seven-foot female croc. Everyone at the capture was appalled when it was realized that over 1/3 of the animals tail was missing from a clean machete cut by a human. Why would anyone do this? Most likely it was chopped off and sold on the black market for food. While the croc fortunately appeared to be healing nicely, the severity of the wound very easily could have been fatal. Sadly enough, this hasn??t been the first time ACES has had to relocate a crocodile for its protection from humans, instead of the other way around. Not only was the act brutal, but very much illegal. South Patrol is doing a fabulous job of keeping the illegal feedings from occurring, but they cannot be there every minute of every day. Anyone seeing any illegal crocodile activities please call Cherie Rose of ACES at 631-6366. The rescued crocodile was transported by boat to a remote area in the northwest lagoon area by Captain Ivan, who generously donated his time to help. The WASA Lagoon Croc Relocation Effort is sponsored by Grand Belize Estates. To find out how you can help email [email protected]
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