Saturday, July 20, 2019

Costa Rica man kisses crocodiles to the amazement of tourists (photos)

A man kisses a crocodile for a boat trip of tourists in Costa Rica. Juan Cerdas said it is one of his “hobbies” to feed and kiss the creatures for tourists on the ‘crocodile river tour’ that sails the Tarcoles River.

The river, in the province of Puntarenas, has one of the highest crocodile populations in the world.

Many of them are American crocodiles, who are typically found in Florida and are one of the only species that can walk on four legs.

They can grow up to 17 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds. But Juan said they are “not as aggressive as they would have us believe”.

The river has become a huge tourist attraction in recent years.

Tourists flock there to visit a bridge over the Tárcoles River which has become known as “puente de cocodrilo,” or “crocodile bridge.”

Underneath it crocodiles sunbathe in the afternoon sun.