Impertinent tourists? I’m eating them. Regards. The Crocodile
This Way Speaks The Great American Crocodile of Cancun’s “Nichupté” Lagoon
Be warned, my Magno followers.
First of all, I dedicate this post to the Great American Crocodile and the swamp crocodile, which inhabit the water bodies surrounding Cancún, Quintana Roo.
It’s also a reminder, especially to tourists who like extreme sports of taking selfies to places and situations that ordinary people consider risky.
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As you may know, it’s one of the most iconic vacation destinations in all of Mexico.
The pioneer, the first stone that began all the great development of Quintana Roo’s state Mexican Caribbean coast.
One of the most powerful flagships in the Mexican tourism industry.
It’s an inexhaustible source of adventure, entertainment, and fun, of endless experiences that fill the minds and souls of all voyagers who seek to feel alive again.
Its tropical beaches, bathed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Its fine ivory white sand. Its coral reefs, a space full of flora and fauna. All its menu of high-end products and world-class tourist services.
Great experiences that allow you to be part of countless adventures and moments that you won’t easily forget.
However, with humankind’s arrival back in the last century’s seventies years, the Cancun’s urban and tourist development began to see its first plentiful tropical sunshine lights.
However, an abundant local flora and fauna species catalog already inhabited these lands before the Homo Sapiens arrived here.
This way, all those people and visionaries who planned Cancún’s urban development knew that this point couldn’t be bypassed from their minds.
Species like the American Crocodile had their living places on these coastal plains.
This way, the operations’s commencement to develop a world-class vacation center didn’t justify evicting or eradicating such noble natural specimens.
Unfortunately, my Magno followers, I recognize, as it has been documented throughout Cancún’s history, that some abusing has been committed in the treatment of native flora and fauna at the time of urbanizing some Cancún areas.
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However, all of us nature-caring journeyers who like to see nature in its own place and enjoy staring at it in their original places greatly appreciate leaving Mother Nature live where it has to live.
This way, you assume that when you visit a tropical place like Cancun or the Riviera Maya, you’ll undoubtedly have to share these formidable latitudes with these millenary inhabitants.
The “Nichupté” lagoon is a water complex composed of seven aquatic bodies totaling over three thousand hectares (7413 acres).
This amazing area extends from the “Punta Nizuc” vicinity south of Cancún to the “Puerto Cancún” and “Plaza Las Americas,” vicinity north of Cancún.
It has the particularity of communicating with the Caribbean Sea through two waterways, the so-called “Nizuc” and “Sigfrido” waterways.
This area is home to several marine species such as iguanas, some species of herons, frogs, crabs, and of course, two species of crocodiles already mentioned above. They live and lurk in the different mangrove species that naturally cover this little Mexican tropical heavenly paradise.
Some scientists have even mentioned in mass media that these saurians naturally don’t look at the human being as food within their food chain. That is, humans aren’t part of these majestic specimens dishes menu.
They feed mainly on insects, fish, and mollusks, in addition to what, unfortunately, some tourists throw at them at the pedestrian access surrounding the lagoon on the “Malecón Cancun.”
However, it’s undeniable to hear stories from tour operators, taxi drivers, and local inhabitants where, unfortunately, some tourists wanted to play strong and were attacked by these tropical friends.
I reiterate this once again.
These reptiles don’t automatically attack human beings. They attack them to defend themselves from an external threat. It’s a proven fact they fear human beings more than humans do.
They feel panic about human creatures for sure. Why is that? They already know that this two-footed species always terminate their fellow individuals, transforming them into bags, wallets, belts, or jackets. Or because of the fact they know how the human being manages to destroy the planet.
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So, how do these unfortunate encounters happen? Give it a try yourselves.
Look on the internet for information about some attacks by these reptiles on tourists around the lagoon. It’s almost always the same thing. Around the Nichupté Lagoon surrounding the hotel zone, several warning signs are quite clear to tourists.
Despite these warnings, some visitors feel like Crocodile Dundee. These signs remind travelers about these reptiles’ existence, such as those that everybody can easily see scattered everywhere in the Lagoon complex.
Sadly, (there’s never a lack of such guys), there are people who consider that it’s time to have a solution to drive away or contain these primitive inhabitants.
They forget or simply don’t want to understand that IT WAS HUMANKIND WHO GOT INTO THEIR LANDS, NOT THE CROCODILES TO THE MEN’S LAND.
These saurians have lived there for thousands, if not millions of years.
So, if Cancún is an earthly paradise worth visiting, I’m sorry, Magno followers, no way, all visitors will have to share these majestic spaces with these friends, you like it or not.
Above all, don’t forget to respect them. Cancún and its surroundings have been their home for thousands of years.
However, some tourists come to the areas where the crocodiles live to feed them in the afternoon. They even go so far as to jump over the protection fences, as it has already happened in the Cancún’s Malecón.
On the other hand, there are even some tourists who leave Cancún’s discos zone with elevated alcohol levels, and they go to metabolize its excess on their bodies into the lagoon. Some of them have even been found doing their physiological needs or lying down, sleeping near the Nichupté lagoon margins.
I think it’s fair to dedicate these lines to raise the voice of all those poor crocodiles who, unfortunately, had to dine drunk tourists on whisky, rum, or tequila. Poor of them, such an indigestion experience they got.
So, my Magno followers, it’s not strange to hear news or stories in Cancún, either from tourists or locals, of crocodiles strolling around the golf courses surrounding the Nichupté lagoon too. Either because they went out to do some exercise or they were anxious to participate in a golf major’s emotions.
Perhaps because they also wanted to go out to “calibrate” a visitor or to make plans for that night’s dinner. Who knows.
There’s an undeniable truth, my Magno friends and followers.
If you observe and follow every one of the safety indications provided in the lagoon’s vicinity, nothing will happen to you at all.
Believe me. You’ll arrive and leave from there, with all your body parts and limbs just as you arrived.
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