Friday, June 27, 2008

Caimans in Cote d'Ivoire

When we were in Yamosoukro, Cote d'Ivoire's fairly new capital, Benjamin suggested that we go
see the caimins. These are large crocodiles said to resemble alligators. A large lagoon in front of the President's home is a hangout for a great many of these creatures. One or two local fellows come to feed the caimins late each afternoon, and the caimins, knowing this, throng to the spot. Dinner isn't a sure thing for all of them, only the largest ones. The smaller ones just lie about, hoping against hope to get a small scrap, which they usually don't.

Here are some photos of what we saw at feeding time.

1 comment:

Billy said...

Aw, I love them! Call me crazy, but I think they are adorable.