Is the video of the crocodile attack from Brazil true?
TikTok is making waves over a video of crocodiles in Brazil, and claims the caption was an “attack,” but are these rumors true?
Videos tend to go viral on social media within minutes, and something similar happened when people thought they saw a crocodile attack.
Studied crocodile videos
People have seen footage of what appears to be a group of crocodiles lying on the beach. It seems like no one has it, but it has definitely surprised a lot of users.
In fact, the crocodiles seemed to have taken over the entire area, so people started calling it an “invasion”. A lot of people thought the clip was from Brazil, so all the hashtags went to it.
People were sharing the same thing on other platforms which sparked interest.
Is the video true?
According to Associated Press, the video shows that the reptiles are yacare caimans. These are not alligators, but species closely related to alligators.
This video is a phenomenon that occurs during the dry season in the Pantanal region of Brazil, when caimans want to maintain their body temperature. It happens every year, so it’s not unusual.
An estimated 10 million yakar caimans can be spotted in the area during this time. Another thing to note is that the video was taken near a river, not a beach.
The media reported that there are no nearby beaches in the Pantanal region.
Always check for authenticity
It’s easy to spread misinformation on social media, so it’s important to check the source before engaging with it. Before you post, like or reshare content, make sure you verify your source.
If you come across a post that is spreading false information, please report it immediately. To do this, follow the steps mentioned below.
If you want to do this on Twitter, follow these steps.
- Navigate to the tweet you want to report.
- Click on the icon at the top of the tweet.
- Select Report Tweet.
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- Go to the article you want to report.
- Click on the top right corner of the post.
- Click “Find Support” or “Report an Issue”.
- To provide feedback, click the option that best describes how this article violates the Community Standards. Click Next.
- Click Submit
Follow the steps below to report on Instagram.
- Click on the three dots at the top right of the post
- Select the report
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