DoE: ‘Crocs’ were really sunfish

A Cayman Islands Department of Environment official located two large sunfish offshore of the Governor’s residence Friday while investigating reports that two crocodiles were in the area.

‘After receiving a call…about another crocodile sighting on Seven Mile Beach, Chief Conservation Officer Mark Orr immediately checked out the details. However, on entering the water, he found two sunfish,’ said DoE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie. ‘A previous report of a crocodile in July this year off Seven Mile Beach was also later confirmed as a sunfish.’

‘Our officers will continue to investigate reported sightings of a crocodile in the vicinity of the Sundowner and White Sands condominiums as crocodiles do occasionally appear in the waters off the Cayman Islands,’ Mrs. Ebanks-Petrie confirmed.