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#237253 - 05/06/07 09:24 PM please answer quick!!
suzanne0918 Offline
I forgot to ask if they have a croc feeding at any particular time...oh and by the way, I leave tomorrow at 6:00am so I need an answer as quickly as possible
THANKS!!


Edited by suzanne0918 (05/06/07 09:25 PM)

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#237254 - 05/06/07 09:50 PM Re: please answer quick!! [Re: suzanne0918]
Short Offline
Originally Posted By: Marty
Donít knock the crocs! A warning from the Govt. http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1472&Itemid=2

Friday, 06 October 2006

The Forest Department has issued a warning to certain people in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, that itís a crime under Belize law to feed crocodiles in the lagoon behind the town.

There have been recent reports that certain tourist guides have been putting the crocodiles on display for the benefit of tourists, by offering the animals food and then taking them captive when they emerge from the water.

The Department notes that such acts are illegal under the Wildlife Protection Act, Chapter 220 of the Laws of Belize.

The law sets a maximum penalty of $1000.00 for every offence of disturbing, harming or killing any bird or animal protected under the Act.

The law empowers the courts to demand a fine and to imprison the guilty party for a period of six months for every offence.

Feeding the crocodiles which inhabit the lagoon is regarded as a form of disturbance of the natural habitat because the crocs develop a Donít knock the crocs (e) dependency on humans for their food.

This dependency creates a potentially dangerous situation which could lead to attacks on humans by hungry crocodiles looking for food. People who live near the lagoon and others who go to or pass by the area are especially at risk.

The department further seeks the publicís assistance in the removal of crocs which stray into populated areas and urges the public to respect the laws that protect the animals and help to preserve human life.
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#237257 - 05/06/07 10:13 PM Re: please answer quick!! [Re: Short]
suzanne0918 Offline
well...there's my answer.
Sorry, I thought it was an organized sanctioned activity, I had no idea

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#237263 - 05/07/07 03:15 AM Re: please answer quick!! [Re: suzanne0918]
seaexplore Offline
When I was there 3 weeks ago, I was told it happened around 4:30 at the lagoon- I never went to see it since i was always busy (and it's illegal) but i've heard it's pretty cool. I think it's a bad idea since the croc's are wild and they're going to eventually start to rely on humans for food/ as food.
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#237264 - 05/07/07 03:40 AM Re: please answer quick!! [Re: seaexplore]
SantaClaws Offline
Feed em', fatten' up...croc steaks and new shoes for everybody. Kids in town get lots of teeth for necklaces to sell to touristas. Everybody happy except croc. Oh well!

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#237813 - 05/14/07 06:53 AM Re: please answer quick!! [Re: SantaClaws]
Barefoot Skinny Offline
Ask Libby how to stew the tail.
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