The natives call it Puente Rio Grande de Tárcoles. We call it The Croc Bridge. And with good reason. Below the bridge are up to thirty crocodiles who decided to bask in the sun. The bridge rises over the Río Tárcoles just north of the Pacific beach town of Jacó. The river has become an outlet for drainage from as far away as the Central Valley, and is highly polluted. And yet the crocodiles don’t seem to mind. The crocs gather there because the tour boat feeds them. They had been “trained” to expect food. They sit on certain spots on the dirty water and wait to be fed. One can also find exotic birds, iguanas and an occasional cow who braved the edge of the river to drink. So far, no cows had been eaten.
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