It’s an eerie sight.
Pilcomay river located on the border of two States, Paraguay and Argentina. The once deep river suffered the largest in several decades of drought and the death of not only its inhabitants but also animals from ranches in the surrounding area — they just don’t have enough water.
Pilcomay river, where side by side live capybaras, caimans and birds. The largest in the last decade the drought has turned this place into a cemetery.
Cayman, trying to escape the heat, sought refuge in the mud. They can travel long distances in search of water, but those who are weak, can’t do and die under the scorching sun.
From water shortages suffered and livestock. Hundreds of cows have died in the lagoon area, where most farmers own a small ranch and don’t have the resources to dig wells to get fresh water. The cause of death of cattle has become not only drought, but also crocodiles, cattle just afraid to approach the remaining sections of water due to the attacks of reptiles. Some animals are cooled in ponds with salt water, but to drink they can’t.
With the help of social networks a group of volunteers organized a rescue operation in the Cayman Islands in response to the slow response of the government. Volunteers transported the animals in their vehicles from a dry river bed in the artificial lake at a local ranch. But not all efforts were successful: one group of volunteers carried 17 reptiles in the pond, not knowing that he was salty, and most of the animals died.
The fish had no chance to survive.
Pilcomay is often shallow, especially in the area of the arid plains of Gran Chaco. But this is the shallowing of the largest in the last decade.
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