Caiman crocodilus, 21 March 2015

Caiman crocodilus, the Spectacled caiman;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015).

The Spectacled caiman is a small, non-native crocodilian species now present in various pockets of southern Florida. Native to Central and South America, this species is relatively cold intolerant, which may (for now) curb their spread throughout the southeastern United States. I found this individual lurking about the inland edge of coastal system near Coral Gables.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: