Roatan and Crocodiles!

Blog, Lifestyle

This summer I learned a lot during the lockdowns. I always heard that the island had crocodiles, but sometimes I thought it was a myth instead of reality, until covid-19 hit the island and we stayed at home more and the coconut telegraph started spreading once people started sighting these little buggers.

The picture is of First Bight, but not here these creatures were spotted this summer. It was between the community of French Harbour and French Cay that Mr Croc was caught swimming. He caught the attention of many of the local families who feared for their kids and pets lives. However, the croc I imagine was just as scared of us, as we are of them. So strolling between two major communities might not have been a good idea for Mr Croc.

He was fortunate that a few people were brave enough to capture him and relocate him to another part of the island, far from inquisitive humans. My thought of all this during the lockdown was that we might have entered their territory by removing some of the mangroves where they tend to nestle and cause Mr Croc and his siblings to relocate or swim around in areas that he hadn’t explored yet until covid-19.

I must say there is never a dull moment living on Roatan, Island. There is always something occurring on this small little island nestled in the Caribbean Sea. Maybe that is what makes the island so unique from other Caribbean Islands. One thing I must say, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, two major hurricanes, Eta and then Iota, The Bay Islands (Utila, Roatan and Guanaja) were spared from both of them. The sun is out, the wind is blowing and it’s a very pleasant day. This is Island Life! Nowhere or nothing can replace it. That’s why we are here.

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