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The head of a baby caiman fom Amazonian Ecuador. Caimans (family Alligatoridae) live in the backwaters of rivers or in very slow-flowing waters with muddy bottoms and soft sand banks. The young feed on insects, worms and fish, developing a taste for turtles, birds and mammals as they grow larger.
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