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Large crocodile caught strolling Cancun streets

Cancun, Q.R. — A large adult crocodile stopped traffic in the hotel zone Friday while making its way across the road. A video of the full-sized croc was taken by a passerby who just happened upon the unusual scene.

The 8-second video, which was shot and uploaded to social media by Antonio Gómez, shows the large reptile slowly emerging from a green area where it proceeds to stroll over a crosswalk and onto the roadway.

As it makes it way to the road, a nearby construction worker appears and can be heard giving a whistle to an oncoming bus who notices the croc and decides to wait. On social media, Gómez commented that the “crocodile walks through Cancun like a tourist.”

Worker whistles at oncoming traffic as croc crosses the road

Due to the proximity of the lagoon, crocodiles are not an uncommon sight around Cancun, especially in the hotel zone. Animal sightings have increased a great deal around the region with the decrease of human presence due to Covid-19 restrictions.