Archive for March 2013

Never underestimate the power of the Croc force

One bite, two out of control thrashes, a croc tooth hitting me in the face, and one charge.  Needless to say it was a crazy first day working in Guatemala.  I’m here at ARCAS, a rehabilitation center and sanctuary for exotic wildlife.  There are monkeys, an otter, white tail deer, macaws, jaguars, and much, much…

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Croc Déjà vu

Three years ago a call in the morning caught me and ACES by surprise.  We were on Ambergris Caye in Belize trying to catch a problematic croc (problematic because people built their homes around the lagoon the croc called home) and relocate it before locals decided to put a bullet in its head.  We set…

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Take a Bite Out of Extinction

First, I want to say feeding wild crocs (and the majority of any animal is ILLEGAL!!!!! ).  And I hate to say this, but Americans (and I’m American so I can say this) are the worst at following this rule when they are on vacation (if you are angry at me now, go travel to…

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“I’ll have a Panty Rippa please!”

A Panty Rippa is a drink of Belize:  pineapple juice, some rum, but then each bartender puts her or his own “flava” in it where if you have too many, you may wake up the next morning wondering where your panties are (only too find them in a tree or something the next morning).  This…

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