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Nile crocodiles found in Everglades.

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by dcpandafan, 20 May 2016.

  1. dcpandafan

    dcpandafan Well-Known Member

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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    interesting article, if rather alarmist. There's a news video on there as well but it just repeats a little bit of what is in the article accompanied by stock footage of crocodiles.

     
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    Bizarre that such a rare (for private collectors) reptile could be found and really scary if they can get established there.
     
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    If they do become numerous, then they could pose a problem by outcompeting the native american crocodiles as well as the alligators that actually live in the park. American crocs rarely attack people in Flordia, but with the niles around, I have a felling more and more people will appear in the news with headlines "Man/Woman Killed by Crocodile"
     
  5. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    just as an update, here's an article providing additional information (buried within a lot more attention-grabbing stuff): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...crocodiles-lived-in-the-everglades-for-years/