Screen_Shot_2015-07-23_at_8.03.21_PMYesterday just before midday a resident of the Consejo community in Corozal lost her sheep. The villagers found it strange and began searching for the lost animal. But what they found frightened them. Near the seas edge they came across the carcass of a sheep. Based on what they found, villagers told us today they believe there is crocodile in the area.


Sandra Arana resident Consejo village.


“Unos carneros vienen acá agarrar el aire fresco y vienen a beber agua cada día y ayer desapareció uno de todo la manada que había y el dueño se dio cuenta que ya no había uno que hace falta y el empezó a buscarlo y no lo buscaba y un niño como a las tres y media andaba por acá y lo busco pero el carnero ya estaba comido la mitad de su pierna y su cabeza tenía unas mordidas como de cocodrilo.  Del otro lado de Maya Sea Side ya vieron uno de ese lado. Mucha gente viene a nadar por aquí, gente de Corozal hacen sus picnic entre ellos y le quiere avisos a la gente que no manden a los niños solos a bañar que tengan precaución y no los manden solos.”


Today when we contacted the Forestry Department we were told that no report has been made. We were also informed that main causes of crocodiles coming close to human populated areas, is due to destruction of their habitat. Crocodiles usually lose their habitats due to new developments, or even overfishing.  The Forestry Department advises all residents of Consejo Village and Corozal, to report any sightings of crocodile or attacks at the office in Orange Walk, or call the number 302-2208.

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