CROCODILE fan Jordan Woodhead has scaled up — hatching two caimans in his parents’ shed.
The 26-year-old snapped into action after one of three pets fell pregnant.
Jordan said: “I set up CCTV in her enclosure and one night she deposited the eggs. I incubated them and they hatched 81 days later. It was incredible. They are now six months and thriving.”
Baby caimans, part of the alligator family, eat insects but will grow to 8ft and need 10kg of fish, rodents and birds a week.
Jordan, a reptile fan since age nine, also keeps three American alligators and a croc in the shed’s heated pens in Scarborough, North Yorks.
He owns 60 turtles, 15 tortoises, 30 lizards and 40 snakes.
Like Paul Hogan’s character in 1986 film Crocodile Dundee, Jordan wants people to see beauty in the beasts. He aims to turn land near his parents’ holiday park into a reptile zoo for conservation and learning.
Figures show a rise in applications for Dangerous Wild Animal permits — possibly in the wake of Netflix hit Tiger King.
They are granted if animals are contained. Jordan has had a licence since 18 and said: “Tiger King was the last thing I’d want to be associated with.
“The rise shows the system is working and that people are actually obtaining licences.”
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