Croc Bites Tamakún

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 07, 2017, 18:13 (408 days ago)

Unfortunately Tamakún still has to work for a living, and the only thing he knows how to do is to put on a show feeding the penned in crocodiles at Playa Linda who already live in overcrowded conditions and depend on humans for food. He does this for tips from the tourists. That's it. But even though he still enters the Maratón de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo every year that he can, he's not a spry or agile young man anymore, and more and more he gets into trouble with the already overstressed and poorly cared for crocs. He's been bitten a few times before, and they got him again last Saturday. Fortunately he's okay. He's still got all his body parts. But it was a close call. Lots of us feel the city owes him a gratitude of debt and that they should give him a decent pension at the very least. They certainly have made all kinds of mostly unkept promises to him over the years, but so far all he got was a cuatrimoto several years ago and a mural at the zócalo that already has paint flaking off.

I thought some of you would want to know if you weren't already aware of it.

Cocodrilo ataca a rey de los saurios


So, how do we appreciate him?

by Talley Ho @, Monday, August 07, 2017, 19:46 (408 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Other than running into him and thanking him for his care of and caring about the crocs, and handing him cash, what can we do if we are still out of the country?

You are right, he does a great service, and is entertaining and informative as well.

Croc Bites Tamakún

by Charlybby, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 01:53 (408 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

That's so sad! Always thought he was paid. Who do we harass to get him a wage?