Some of the main Olympic sights in Rio De Janeiro are now home to 6,000 of the alligator-like caiman, and their population is growing.
Even though most of the events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil will take place indoors, caimans have taken up residence near several key sights including one golf course hosting an event and the Olympic village itself.
Although the gator-like creatures are not considered a threat to humans, they are becoming an increasing sight in densely-populated areas of Rio and closer than ever to people.
One of the issues surrounding these Olympic Games is the pollution in the waterways that will host or be near event sights.
Biologist Ricardo Freitas said, “High temperature is a positive factor for the animal. A big problem would be the lack of food, but people feed them so you have food, high temperature and the caimans, especially the larger ones start to concentrate in these places and dominate the territory.”
The Summer Olympics in Brazil will start in August, 2016.