A 12 year old boy was attacked by a caiman while fishing alongside his father at Del Padre lagoon (around 1 km from Ascension). The caiman apparently took them by surprise, biting the boy's right leg 5 times. He was treated at Hospital Municipal de Guarayos. Apparently the local name for the yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) is "lagarto" so it seems slightly more likely that this species is responsible, although it is unclear if the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is present in the area which could also be responsible.
Victim Age: 12
Activity Detail: Fishing alongside father
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