Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2010
It is getting to be that time of year again. Above is an earlier find in Massachusetts. Now comes word of another reptilian surprise.
A crazy crocodilian has been found in the Patapsco River, just south of Baltimore, Maryland.
Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Art Windemuth says the 2.5-foot to 3-foot caiman was found Tuesday afternoon, August 3, 2010, near Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Windemuth says an adolescent who spotted the crocodilian (which is native to Central and South America) earlier this week at his favorite fishing area along the river returned and spotted it again.
Next, what happened, is not recommended that anyone try this at home. The eyewitness brought in the proof that he wasn’t just seeing things. The teen went home and returned with a piece of chicken tied to a string, in an effort to catch it. He caught the caiman and kept it on site until authorities arrived.
Windemuth says Anne Arundel County Animal Control is contacting area zoos in hopes of finding a habitat for it.
He says possessing a caiman or alligator is against state law and releasing any non-indigenous animal is also prohibited.
Thanks to Invisible Ink in Ohio.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.