Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy

An annual Guanacaste tradition went sour this weekend when a crocodile that locals had wrestled out of the water was found dead shortly thereafter.
Local reports confirmed by a press release from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) say the ddad crocodile was discovered early Saturday morning in the town of Ortega del Bolsón following the traditional Good Friday event called “La Largateada.”
The annual gathering involves dozens of participants jumping into a crocodile-infested river near the town and attracting a crocodile’s attention

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