Costa Rica and Panama are lovely countries. I had the pleasure of being there for a very brief time last week while on a cruise. I was thrilled to see several Caiman, which are a reptile similar to a Crocodile or Alligator. I also saw huge Crocodiles (Caiman are shown above and the Crocodiles are seen below).
These reptiles were spotted in Lake Gatun in the Panama Canal, and on the Chagres River, that is a fresh-water source for Lake Gatun. The large lizards eat fish, birds, turtles, frogs and smaller land animals. The Crocodiles cannot chew and do all digestion of their food internally. I took these pictures on Oct. 30, 2013. I’ll have more to share regarding different animals from the region, in the next several posts. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!