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Video: Tourist swims from crocodile in Mexico

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- Facebook: Manuel Carrera
A video posted on Facebook by Manuel Carrera on Aug. 13 shows a swimmer being followed by a crocodile, reportedly at a resort in Mexico.

A swimmer appears to have survived a frightening encounter with a crocodile while near a resort in Mexico.

A 40-second video making the rounds online shows the crocodile following the swimmer for about half-minute. The apparent chase is interrupted only when someone throws an object into the water.

The video was posted on Facebook Aug. 13 by Manuel Carrera. He says the incident happened in Boca Paila a little while ago. The post also encourages officials to ban tourists from feeding alligators and to possibly remove them from tourist spots.

An early story on the incident appeared Thursday on the ">Spanish-language website, 'Noticaribe'. But it has since been picked up by news agencies across the globe.

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