A Visit with Crocodiles

We recently took a day trip to the town of Ita, about an hour from Asunción.

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Just as the boys couldn’t take being in the car any longer, we finally saw the (dilapidated) welcome sign indicating we had arrived in Ita.

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It was a short drive to the center of town and the laguna we had heard is full of crocodiles, or “cocodrilos.”

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While walking around the laguna, we stopped to play at the playground.

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We continued our walk, and started to worry that the only crocodiles we were going to see were a twisted bike tire (a croc’s tail?, Patrick wondered) and some drawings.

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The boys getting kind of antsy and crabby until Brian spotted one little croc hiding in the reeds.

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Then we saw a man dropping torn pieces of bread crust into the water. Almost immediately, a large crocodile surfaced and began chomping down on the bread.

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After watching the crocodiles for awhile, Patrick and Danny demonstrated for us how crocodiles bite.

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As we finished our loop around the lagoon and made our way back to the car, we saw one more small croc.

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We also saw three beautiful birds.

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The boys had a little snack when we got back to the car. When we asked them how many cocodrilos we had seen, they disagreed.

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We stopped at an artisan shop before we hit the road for home and saw one last crocodile. The boys had fun trying to make that croc bite Brian.

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We started to make our way home.

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On the way home, we stopped for lunch at a mall and saw two little elves!

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If you go to Ita, be sure to bring some bread for the crocs!

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