Many years ago, on my second trip out of the country, a friend and I ventured in to the remote Sian Ka’an Biosphere in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We hired a boatman to take us bird watching in the mangroves and came across this croc sunning himself. Our “guide” took us awfully close to this guy…and he didn’t seem to mind at all. If you’re planning a trip to the reserve plan ahead….food and facilities are limited. And you might find yourself hitchhiking out.