Kids down in Harbor City aren't fazed by the six- to eight-foot caiman that has moved into Machado Lake—they threw tortillas at the pseudo-croc. Well why not? Authorities haven't been able to catch the creature by dangling a raw chicken. They still don't know how or when the South American reptile got to the Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. The stories first appeared in the Daily Breeze, which notes that caimans are smaller but "feistier" than alligators. Good news for the caiman, bad news for whatever else lives in Machado Lake: they are extremely adaptable.
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