Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Memories Of Costa Rica: ¡Cuidado! ¡Hay Caimanes!

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Palo Seco estuary 8

Hey, kids, don't you know that there are alligators in these waters, big ones with huge teeth and steel-trap jaws?

Indeed, we saw several of them upstream in the Palo Seco estuary, like this, for example. However, these boys were very near the mouth of the estuary at the Pacific ocean. Alligators are fresh water reptiles and probably don't like all the brine at this location. I hope the theory is correct.

We look at the big picture today on Downtown St. Louis 365.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

encore de beaux portraits, superbe

cieldequimper said...

So what did the paper say the next day?

Superb portrait.

Steffe said...

I really hope your theory is the correct one.

brattcat said...

what beautiful boys...may they always be safe.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have also wondered about the people I see swimming in the same river where I there are crocodiles. They must know where it is safe.

Anonymous said...

1 Peter 3:21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also-not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God.

Virginia said...

I love love love your portraits from your travels. You've probably got another book in the making you know.
Later gator,
V

Nathalie said...
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Nathalie said...

Beautiful twin portrait BTW.
My brother in law married a girl from Colombia, their son (now 22) looks very much like this. Très séduisant !

Nathalie said...

In Australia they have freshies (fresh water crocodiles) which never venture out at sea and salties (the man-eating variety) which can be found in estuaries as well as upstream or at sea in swampy areas.

I've swimmed in waterholes and rivers where freshies were present (they won't attack anything bigger than a chook) but I wouldn't try putting a toe in waters where salties live.