A Claxton Bay resident is thanking his lucky stars that his pet dog Garroth was not devoured by a caiman which crawled into his yard early yesterday morning.
After being alerted by his mother-in-law, Nazir Mohammed used a piece of wood to ward off the menacing caiman which was just three feet away from his mixed-breed dog.
Recounting the incident, Mohammed said shortly before 7 am he was awakened by his mother-in-law knocking on the front door of his Ramsaroop Trace, Macaulay Village, home.
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Why did the caiman cross the road? Your guess is as good as any but what we do know is that it created quite a stir as police and a passer-by tried to get it back into the wetland from which it came.
The video was posted by Ricky Ramnath on his Facebook page.
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Ramnath said, "This fella was causing a massive traffic jam right on d accident site. Caroni"
The caiman caused afternoon rush-hour traffic to stop along the south-bound lane of the highway.