spectacled caiman


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Noun1.spectacled caiman - caiman with bony ridges about the eyes; found from southern Mexico to Argentina
caiman, cayman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
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POLICE found a 4ft spectacled caiman crocodile and 16 live snakes in an Essex house while searching it as part of a drugs investigation.
Snakes find shock POLICE found a 4ft spectacled caiman crocodile and 16 live snakes in an Essex house while searching it as part of a drugs investigation.
If you've ever fancied meeting a crocodile - specifically a spectacled caiman - you can find them at the excellent South American-themed Amazona Zoo in Cromer (amazonazoo.
Last week, the crew from Little Ray's Reptile Zoo visited the Twin Valley Zoo to pick up nine of their spectacled caiman crocs that were "vacationing" there during the summer.
This species and the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) deserve special attention because they were heavily hunted in the past and today are undergoing a population recovery.
Population ecology of spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus) in Magdalena River Valley (Cundinamarca, Colombia)
Mechanic David Albert Jackson kept the spectacled caiman in his garage, but the animal was confiscated after a raid by police, the council and animal welfare officers.
They found the lemurs, along with three African dwarf crocodiles, monkeys, a spectacled caiman and nine snakes - including pythons and boa constrictors.
It features tiny scarlet frogs sumo wrestling, baby worm-like caecilians feasting on their mother's skin, mother salamanders viciously defending their broods against marauders and spectacled caiman filmed taking care of creches of up to 100 young.
Regulated harvesting of the wild spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus) has been permitted in Venezuela since 1983, under a program directed by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) through the General Direction of Fauna (Velasco and De Sola, 1997; Thorbjarnarson and Velasco, 1999a,b).
For example, the spectacled caiman, a species of crocodile, can live more than 100 years and grow to nine feet; monitor lizards can grow to more than six feet and are capable of eating large prey, such as a cat or even a dog; constrictor snakes are capable of causing serious damage to a full-grown man and could certainly kill a young child.