Brown Caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus) - subspecies of Caiman crocodilus in Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
Hato Masaguarel working farm and biological station, Guárico Province, VENEZUELA. South America.
RANGE: Distribution map Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba*, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico*, Mexico (south), Venezuela
The Llanos are flood plains stretching north of the Orinoco River to the Andean foothills, covering 300,000sq km in Venezuela and another 220,000 sq km in Colombia. This area has poor soil but is rich in its river systems which floods in the wet season leaving shallow marshes which nourish a high concentration of birds and animals.