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.