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Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii)

Created: May 22nd, 2010 - 11:17 AM
Last Modified: May 22nd, 2010 - 11:17 AM
Entered by: Chris Harrison
Record 45385
Country:
Mexico
State:
Quintana Roo
County:
Solidaridad
Time:
2010-05-17 11:35:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
disturbed thorn forest
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
13.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

This large and old looking adult was seen in this exact spot in the long weeds/rushes several times as well as cruising out in the lake. Another large adult was also seen in this same spot.
They might have been guarding a nest in the reeds here as this spot was right next to the ruins where many buses and cars came during the day. Their presence at this spot seemed hard to explain otherwise since there was plenty of other areas of the lake which would have been much less distured for just hanging out.

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