Saturday, August 30, 2014

Florida Crocodile dies while trying to be captured

Florida is well known for its reptiles including the famous Florida alligator and crocodile. There is virtually no fresh waterway in Florida that does not have the potential to have gators in it. As Florida natives, we take these large reptiles for granted, but that does not mean they do not cause any harm. In a story this week from Coral Gables two swimmers were bitten by a crocodile. The crocodile nicknamed Pancho had been living in the canals in the area for some time. Reports state the FWC had tried to relocate him, but he always returned back to his familiar canals. Unfortunately the 12-foot, 300-pound crocodile died on shore after being retained. This is a sad tale for both humans and Floridian nature. Nature lovers in the state make every effort to co-exist with Florida nature, but sometimes living in such close proximity to wildlife ends in tragedy like this. For more information about Florida Crocodiles visit Floridian Nature's page on crocodiles and don't forget about our alligator page too!

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