Hi Rick and Cheri: Crocadiles are a protected endangered specie in Belize. I don't know the particular specifics of the law, but I do know its against the law to kill them. We have a BIG fellow out at Laguna Punta and we enjoy seeing him. This being said, a young kid got bit last Saturday when I was leaving. He had to have stitches on his leg and was very fortunate that it wasn't the "BIG GUY". The kid was throwing things at the croc, which any self respecting croc would not like. The best rule I know is respect the fellows, and don't get near the "dark water". Take care: Bill PS. This also applies to pets.