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Saving Crocodiles with the Wildlife Emergency Response Team (WERT) and the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) in Belize

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As a part of the Wildlife Emergency Response Team (WERT) we got the call to go help in securing and ensuring the safety of an 8.5 foot crocodile that found its way into Belize City by way of underground canals and culverts. 

 

Between Evan Sims from the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES), Gordon Kirkwood, Graeme Kirkwood and Will Moreno from the Wildlife Emergency Response Team (WERT) they managed to immobilize this magnificent yet powerful creature for the safety of the public and the safety of the crocodile. We are happy to report that the crocodile has been relocated to the Crodile Sanctuary for further evaluation and future release. 

 

If you would like to take a look at some of the amazing photographs from the capture please click on this link. 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151474437583790.1073741859.620113789&type=1


*****For the Record: It is illegal hold captive, torture or kill such an animal for any reason in Belize.*****

 

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The story made the news and here is the report: 

 

http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=25605

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imbelizean's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:05 AM

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Paige Anderson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:17 PM

That is so nice that they don't just kill the crocodile instead they move it to a new home.  That must be so hard get a crocodile and not having it bite you or somthing.  That Wildlife Emergency Response Team would realy need to know what thare doing.  Knowing me I would have the hardest time to deal with wild animals like that.  

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In Belize there are so many wonderful animals you never know which one you will see next

In Belize there are so many wonderful animals you never know which one you will see next | Belize in Photos and Videos | Scoop.it

"I got my eye on you"
This little fellow was looking at every move we made.

What would you do if you saw those eyes looking at you?
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