As Chapala’s Protección Civil y Bomberos (firefighters) unit continues the hunt for at least one crocodile spotted recently along Lake Chapala’s shoreline, an aquatic team from state Civil Protection was dispatched last week to join the search.
So far the reptile-at-large has not been located. Meanwhile, sightings reported near the Ajijic pier and La Floresta’s Club Náutico have spawned a slew of memes posted on social media. One claiming in jest that the beast has been captured shows a beach scene with a youngster posed on top of a croc-shaped floatie.
Photoshopped images include those of the Loch Ness monster (photo), a shark, a whale, a polar bear, a penguin, a gorilla and a giraffe emerging from the water at what looks like the foot of the Chapala pier.