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State Wildlife Authorities Hunting Nile Crocodile Loose in Miami

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.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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  • SIV||


    Now some salties need to break loose.

  • SIV||

    OK it's officially "a plague of man-eating crocs".

    It's possible but unlikely that the American and Nile crocodile will mate and even less likely the eggs would be viable if they did, Mazzotti said.

    "It's a couple of animals. I don't think it's a plague,"