Jamaica News, Westmoreland: A crocodile was spotted by a motorist while he was driving along the Whitehouse Main road in Westmoreland heading to Black River on Tuesday.
Residents are being asked to be on the lookout since these reptiles who may seem docile at times but can be very dangerous if they feel threatened.
Late last month, a man was attacked and killed by a crocodile while he was fishing with a group of friends in Hellshire Pond, Portmore, St Catherine.
Even though the National Environment and Planning Agency warns against harming these reptiles, it is ironic that they pose such a serious threat to humans and can reign terror on unsuspecting victims.
In a twist of event, these aggressive predators are now being hunted by persons who capture, kill and consume this “delicacy” in parts of Jamaica. NEPA continues to warn persons to deter from harming these species, because not only does it violate the Wild Life Protection Act which carries a fine of up to $100,000.00 or twelve months in prison, but it can result in serious health issues.
The National Environment and Planning Agency is asking anyone who has seen crocodiles in their area outside of their natural habitat to contact them at 1-888-991-5005 or 754-7540.