Fishermen Catch 7.5-Foot Crocodile in Rio Grande

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  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Fishermen Catch 7.5-Foot Crocodile in Rio Grande

    Monday, October 09, 2006

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Mexican fishermen captured a 7.5-foot crocodile in the Rio Grande, the river that divides part of Mexico and the United States, authorities reported on Sunday.
    Illegal migrants from Mexico frequently swim or ride inner tubes across the Rio Grande to reach the United States. Crocodiles do not normally inhabit the river, and authorities suspect it may have been brought to the area as a pet and then released into the river by its owner.
    The reptile was caught on a fisherman's line on Saturday in a sparsely populated stretch of the river on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas. It was turned over to a local animal shelter.
    The crocodile weighed about 130 pounds and appeared to be young and in good condition, said Jose Moreno Araiza, a commander of the Nuevo Laredo fire department, where the fishermen first brought the reptile in the back of a pickup truck.
    It was then turned over to the local Animal Protection Society, whose president, Gina Ferrara, said it would be kept for the time being in improvised holding area with a pool of water. Federal environmental officials were informed of the capture and will eventually decide what to do with the crocodile.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    damn the found the " Fence" ok send more there.
    Forget the little ones and just send big ones.
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member border security program.
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Now if we could just get a couple thousand more of them in there then the illegal problem should deminish considerably.
  5. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Darn if they didn't find him before his camouflage started working. I paid so much money to have it done. Geez. And here I thought making him look like a floating taco would hinder the illegals. Blame it all on the nosey fisherman. We need a new plan. :D
  6. yonder

    yonder No Despot's Servant

    Heck, throw in some more crocodiles, some piranha, and definitely some candiru for those dumb enough to pee in the water while crossing.
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