More River Photos

These are some photos I took at the beginning of the week. I had to go back and visit the river after it settled down from a couple days of heavy rains. This day it was calm, and the water was much less muddy. Things have gotten so green from just a bit of rain too. We are so lucky to have this beautiful place right behind our house!


I asked the neighbors about the caiman and apparently it is very unusual to see one here. One neighbor who has been here for maybe 10 years had never seen one before. People swim in this river all the time and no one knows of anyone having a problem in the water. I wonder if his appearance here has anything to do with the low water levels, or maybe the recent heavy rain? I’m happy to say it took off when I got too close, so he didn’t seem interested in being close to me any more than I wanted to be too close to him.

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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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4 Responses to More River Photos

  1. allig565 says:

    I was just thinking about you being in this water when you had no water at the house! YIKES! Sorry, but I am now nervous :/


    • Kris says:

      I was told that it’s very unusual to see one of these in our river. It wasn’t very big, and didn’t want to be anywhere near me so I don’t think it’s a threat to people, just fish and little critters.


  2. indacampo says:

    The drought likely have something to do with it. The animals are a little discombobulated. That rainbow boa we had in the yard was way out of its natural habitat.


    • Kris says:

      Yes, some other locals said the same thing. It was cool to see but I don’t want any people having problems in the river.


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