Last updated on September 15, 2019
Cozumel, Q.R. — A Fluent in Fun video has gone viral showing a man on an ATV running over a crocodile.
It happened during an ATV excursion on the island of Cozumel when the man leading the bike group became stuck in a large puddle of shallow water. Upon further inspection, it was noticed that the man had actually run over a crocodile.
The incident occurred in a protected natural area of the island but on a road where ATVs are permitted to run. Although deemed accidental, the annoyance on social media platforms is the lack of concern the rider appears to have for the crocodile.
Cristopher González Baca, director of the Cozumel Marine Park and Cozumel Wildlife and Protection Area, said that two formal complaints have already been filed, one with the Federal Attorney General’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and the other with the Office of the Attorney General the Republic (PGR).
Although the crocodile is seen running from the water once the ATV drives off, there is no word if the animal sustained injuries. The man is an American who is a temporary resident of the island.