Alligator is pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
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A drought in northern Paraguay has driven thousands of thirsty alligators to crowd around lakes and wells, scaring off cattle from the dwindling water sources, environmentalists and locals say.The Chaco region is suffering its worst drought in 19 years, Public Works Minister Ramon Jimenez Gaona said recently.The alligators are scaring off local residents and livestock.Aquino rejected suggestions that the alligators be rounded up and taken away from areas where they pose a threat.The Pilcomayo's waters usually diminish at this time of year.
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