Spectacled caiman in water

Spectacled caiman in water

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Credit: MANUEL PRESTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) half submerged with its eyes and nostrils above the water. This reptile inhabits wetlands in Central and South America, in both fresh and salt water. It is exclusively carnivorous, feeding on fish, water birds and amphibians, and taking larger prey such as pigs when fully grown. An adult male can attain a length of around 2.5 metres, with females rarely exceeding 1.5 metres. Photographed in the Brazilian Pantanal.

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