Colombia: Jungle Rats & Reptiles

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Andrew Zimmern heads to Cartagena, Columbia. He eats capybara, shark and more in the city's mind-blowing market, before heading to the mountains for a taste of freshly caught caiman and jungle rats.

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Andrew in Colombia
Andrew in Colombia

Andrew in Colombia

Andrew Zimmern helps a local fisherman pull up his nets off the coast of Bocachica in Colombia. 960 1280

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Andrew holds a live caiman

Andrew holds a live caiman

Andrew holds a live caiman - a cousin to the alligator - caught in the remote village of Gambote. 960 1280

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Caiman skin

Caiman skin

After killing, the skin of a caiman can be very useful in Gambote. 960 1280

  

Locals skin a capybara

Locals skin a capybara

Andrew and local guide Rainbow Nelson watch as locals skin a capybara -- the largest rodent in the world -- at El Cochi. 960 1280

  

Bazurto Market

Bazurto Market

A skinned ñeque rat is one of the many foods for sale at Bazurto Market -- in Cartagena’s central, open-air market. 960 1280

  

A super-sized jungle rat at Bazurto Market

A super-sized jungle rat at Bazurto Market

Andrew gets friendly with dinner: a super-sized jungle rat at Bazurto Market. 960 1280

  

Vendor at Bazurto Market

Vendor at Bazurto Market

The money stand: This vendor at Bazurto Market sells testicles, eyeballs, intestines, hearts and livers. 960 1280

  

Food at El Rancho Llanero

Food at El Rancho Llanero

Andrew appreciates the primal style of cooking at El Rancho Llanero -- simple skewered slabs of meat cooked over an open fire on the side of the road. 960 1280

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Roasted armadillo at El Cochi

Roasted armadillo at El Cochi

A roasted armadillo sits on the table at El Cochi. 960 1280

  

Capybara on the grill

Capybara on the grill

Ñeque (capybara) cooks on the grill at El Cochi. 960 1280

  

Andrew pours "medicinal tonic"

Andrew pours "medicinal tonic"

Andrew pours local guide Rainbow Nelson a generous helping of Palenque's "medicinal tonic." 960 1280

  

Andrew views Cartagena from Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Andrew views Cartagena from Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Andrew soaks in the sensational views of Cartagena from the top of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a colonial Spanish fortress built in 1536. 960 1280

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