Discovering of a New Lake

Lake 3 Discovery!

A body of water we gave the name of lake 3 was found on the east side of the sanctuary using satellite imaging. Here we discovered an adult black caiman of around 3 meters (10 feet) that appeared to be completely unafraid of our presence. This particular caiman was confirmed to be a female defending her nest on a small island opposite from where we were standing. Since nest building and egg laying takes place between October and November, females tend to be more irritable around those who venture near her nest. Our objective is to evaluate the eggs and construction of the female’s nest. However, we must first create a safe and effective way of doing so without scaring the female or disturbing the natural state of the nest.

 

 

Alexandra Lopez


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