Croc Poached in Ambergris Caye

Sept. 23, 2012, Nestor Castillo, (AKA "Busta"), reported a dead croc in North Ambergris Caye. The croc was discovered very near to an area that is currently being deemed a protected area for wildlife that is frequented by hunters. ACES investigation determined that the croc was shot in the back of the head (most likely as it tried to flee). The head was then chopped off with a machete. This activity is illegal in Belize. The purchasing of the skull or teeth or any parts of crocodilians is also illegal. In fact, if anyone tries to cross International boarders with any parts of an American crocodile, they will be arrested, fined, and jailed. Anyone seeing a croc skull or teeth for sale at market in San Pedro, please call the local police or ACES at 631-6366. Thank you for your support. Only through working together can we save our species for our future generations. Donations to ACES through our 501c3 partner "BEEDFund" are tax-deductible and help protect crocodiles in Belize.

Posted by Christina Manzi on September 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM 2405 Views

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