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Nile Crocodile on the Loose Near Miami, Officials Issue Shoot-to-Kill Order

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December 04, 2012

Nile Crocodile on the Loose Near Miami, Officials Issue Shoot-to-Kill Order

By Chad Love

A potentially dangerous Nile crocodile is currently loose in (where else?) south Florida.

From this story in The Washington Post:  
State wildlife officials have given their agents a rare order to shoot to kill in the hunt for a young and potentially dangerous Nile crocodile loose near Miami. The Nile crocodile, which hails from Africa, can jump higher, run faster and grow to nearly 20-feet, several feet larger than its American cousin, and has a nastier temperament. And while the American crocodile stays near saltwater like mangroves and estuaries, the Nile crocodile prefers freshwater, making it more likely to come in contact with humans and domestic animals. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said they know of only one Nile croc on the loose, but experts said at least two others have been caught in the same area. The commission is investigating where the croc came from, although it likely escaped from a facility or a local breeder, probably as a hatchling.

So now we have Nile crocodiles running around Miami. The same Nile crocs that eat, literally, hundreds of people each year in Africa. It's getting to the point where you can't even make jokes about what might show up next, because it probably will. Komodo dragons will be next. Yep, giant, man-eating Komodo dragons. Bank on it...

CC image from Wikipedia.

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from Michael Jager wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Just keeping things interesting!

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

How does a Croc get from Africa to Miami??

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Maybe the 16 foot Anaconda from the everglades will eat it?

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Stupid people think they can make these predators pets, then turn them loose when they can't handle the croc anymore.

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I guess if Florida opened it up to everyone, there would be a lot of American Crocodiles killed too. I wouldn't think the average person could tell the difference. I know I couldn't.

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from Blue Ox wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

MaxPower-
Obviously somebody in Aswan flushed him down the toilet.

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Attention TROY LANDRY: Please report to South Florida Immediately, your "choot em" skills are needed!

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from moonwolf71 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Kill them all off and make the waterways safer, don't give these creatures the chance to grow 10

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from moonwolf71 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Kill them all off and make the waterways safer, don't give these creatures the chance to grow 10

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from Bigbass09 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I say trap it, mail it to the House and Senate and tell them they better get something done to avoid the Fiscal Cliff or the Croc will be released.

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from kingofbirds wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I guess if Florida opened it up to everyone, there would be a lot of American Crocodiles killed too. I wouldn't think the average person could tell the difference. I know I couldn't.

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from dasmith wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Seems like every reptile is loose in Florida.

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from lscar wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

C'mon guys, Florida has been opening its borders for years... crocs need a place to live too! Why are you so mean?

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from kingofbirds wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Attention TROY LANDRY: Please report to South Florida Immediately, your "choot em" skills are needed! www.vogue-tec.com

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be great if they acquired a taste for Congressmen ?

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be great if they acquired a taste for Congressmen ?

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Attention TROY LANDRY: Please report to South Florida Immediately, your "choot em" skills are needed!

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from Bigbass09 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I say trap it, mail it to the House and Senate and tell them they better get something done to avoid the Fiscal Cliff or the Croc will be released.

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

How does a Croc get from Africa to Miami??

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Stupid people think they can make these predators pets, then turn them loose when they can't handle the croc anymore.

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from Blue Ox wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

MaxPower-
Obviously somebody in Aswan flushed him down the toilet.

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I guess if Florida opened it up to everyone, there would be a lot of American Crocodiles killed too. I wouldn't think the average person could tell the difference. I know I couldn't.

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be great if they acquired a taste for Congressmen ?

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be great if they acquired a taste for Congressmen ?

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from dasmith wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Seems like every reptile is loose in Florida.

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from lscar wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

C'mon guys, Florida has been opening its borders for years... crocs need a place to live too! Why are you so mean?

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from Michael Jager wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Just keeping things interesting!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Maybe the 16 foot Anaconda from the everglades will eat it?

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from kingofbirds wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I guess if Florida opened it up to everyone, there would be a lot of American Crocodiles killed too. I wouldn't think the average person could tell the difference. I know I couldn't.

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from kingofbirds wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Attention TROY LANDRY: Please report to South Florida Immediately, your "choot em" skills are needed! www.vogue-tec.com

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from moonwolf71 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Kill them all off and make the waterways safer, don't give these creatures the chance to grow 10

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from moonwolf71 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

Kill them all off and make the waterways safer, don't give these creatures the chance to grow 10

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