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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:01 PM

If you were going down this river in a rubber raft...would you get closer to the crocodile

If you were going down this river in a rubber raft...would you get closer to the crocodile
or the Jesus Lizzard?

The river is, as you will see in the photos (I hope) both pastoral and dangerous in a rubber raft.




Slow moving, pretty shallow for most of the way except for at the end, when a second branch combines with it. From there, our guide said, in a few hours we would be in Guatemala





Nice folks at the shore ("puedo tomar una fotografia por favor", said with a smile, has so far gotten me a yes every time)



We saw 8 alligators. One huge one slithered into the water ahead of our boat. i could not take its picture
YIKES





This here is the Jesus Lizzard. So called because he can walk on water for about 9 meters or so at a frenzied speed. Then he swims.

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Reply If you were going down this river in a rubber raft...would you get closer to the crocodile (Original post)
Mira Mar 2012 OP
Solly Mack Mar 2012 #1
Celebration Mar 2012 #2
Mira Mar 2012 #3
Mz Pip Mar 2012 #4
trusty elf Mar 2012 #5

Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. Neat!

I've a fear of things that can eat me.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:44 AM

2. Jesus lizzard!

That is adorable, and really does kind of look like a leaf with eyes and feet.

Rubber raft?

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Response to Celebration (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. Visual

here's what we were in, all four of us, when an alligator as long as the boat slithered into the water not too far from us. Honestly, had I known this could happen, I might have been too scared to go. But it was worth it.




The older I get the less I'm worried.

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Response to Mira (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:20 PM

4. Hmmmm

Rubber boat meets crocodile with big teeth. Must have made for quite an adrenalin rush! But I agree about being more of a risk taker the older you get, though I'm not quite up to bungee jumping or sky diving.

Cool shots. The river looks so peaceful. The crocodile, not so much.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

5. I'm not sure I'd want those teeth near my inflatable raft!



Cool pictures, thanks for sharing.

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