An infant named Jairo Nastacuas was attacked and killed by a crocodilian while bathing within a lagoon on the Issa Oristuna reservation in Sabanas de San Angel municipality. The boy's mother was reportedly bathing nearby when the boy was attacked and witnessed the crocodilian dragging him underwater. Conflicting reports put the attack as happening at noon on Sunday, January 18th and in the afternoon on Monday January 19th. In addition, it is unclear exactly which crocodilian species is responsible for the attack. The spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) is much more common in Colombia, but the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is more likely to attack humans. Following the attack at least two spectacled caiman were killed, there was no report on whether any American crocodiles were found. This suggests a spectacled caiman is the more likely culprit.
Activity Detail: Bathing near mother
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|2015-01-18||Day +/- 1|
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