Crocodiles sunbathe on empty beaches in Mexico as humans self-isolate
Crocodiles have taken over a beach at La Ventanilla in Oaxaca, in Mexico’s south western coast that is completely empty as the tourism industry has been shut down beacuse of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Mexico Daily News, crocodiles have been reported in the area and Mexico's federal environmental protection agency has made attempts to count their population.
Making the most of the empty beaches however, the crocodiles were even pictured surfing.
Mexico's river crocodile and swamp crocodile numbers have been growing in the last few years. According to official numbers, the swamp crocodile population in Mexico is between 54,000 and more than 100,000.
While they've never been a threat to the tourists,this is the first time that the crocs have come out in big numbers.
The crocodiles in Mexico have ensured that humans take social distancing seriously.
However, that's not the only wild animal sighting in Mexico. Recently in Tulum, a jaguar was spotted exploring an empty shopping complex.