Fish & Game News March 25, 2014 Elliott
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Florida wildlife officials captured a 5.5-foot Nile crocodile in Everglades National Park on Sunday, concluding a nearly two-year-long hunt for the creature. According to the park, the 37-pound juvenile crocodile was corralled into a small section of canal and removed after it was spotted by ecologists conducting Burmese python surveys.
The Nile crocodile is native to Africa and is the second-largest living reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile. It can grow past 16 feet in length and weigh more than 2,000 pounds, and has a notorious reputation as a man eater. Unlike the smaller American alligator, Nile crocodiles are responsible for hundreds of attacks on humans every year and experts consider the animal to be one of the most dangerous to humans in the wild…
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