Roadkill. The tail was taken by locals for the meat, the rest was left for the vultures.
Only a small population of this species lives in the area.
Roadkill. After the animal was dead the locals took the tail for the meat. Caiman meat is a traditional food of this area.
Pulled up to LNRA boat ramp 3 on Lake Texana and saw these 2 gators just a few yards out.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...