ABC News: Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida

 

 Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast, can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds.(Source: ABC News)

 

Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild.

All three were captured in South Florida, with one found in the Everglades National Park, confirming that the non-native species can thrive in the Florida wetlands and perhaps beyond.

Researchers estimate that Nile crocs kill up to 200 people each year worldwide.

For the complete story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-eating-nile-crocodiles-found-florida/story?id=39253783

 

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