…an island on the net without a bearded dictator
At Miami Metro Zoo
These bastards are VICIOUS, Henry!
True stuff here: A Biologist friend told me that the regular American Crocodile ( a few found in extreme south Fla. and the Keys), being pretty ornery, drive out most Alligators in their domain.
Well, he said the Cuban crocodile (which is not technically a “Caiman”) stomps unmercifully on any American crocodiles in his domain! Chomps ’em up!
This is the sucker found in the Zapata swamp, around the Bay of Pigs. A NASTY bastard!
Poor crocodile, an exile like us! I’m sure that he must miss his homeland [sigh].
On the other hand, he’s no more vicious and nasty and ornery than a Communist–simply more honest and much, more courageous.
Humberto, do you know if any of the 2506 were attacked by these suckers at Playa Giron ?
“Here ally ally gator … here ally ally gator … we’ve got some nice lunch meat” …
Cannot see it clearly
to tell if which Cuban crocodile
the inland species
or the more wide spread species
the American crocodile
which lives at the edge of the sea
Just came back from Alaska
where I talked to an Athabascan chief
(Almost all Athabascans have mitochondrial haplogroup A)
which is the common group of those of indigenous descent in Cuba
although some have the common indigenous types B and C which are believed to come more directly from South American sources (e.g. Arawak)
The Athabascans have a male rite of passage in which they enter the den of hibrinating bear and kill it with a spear
In Cuba the sons of Juan Ramos, who lived on Grandfather’s land a pure or almost pure Siboney would enter the brood caves of the the Cuban inland crocodyl and kill them
The resemblence which is not necessarily causal gave me much thought/
Did they already have the crocodile or did it wander into Florida? I heard today on the news here in Maryland the Coast Guaurd identified a manatee in Havre de Grace. They are tracking it to make sure it is safe. LOL Mr. Mojito it will have plenty of lunch meat
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