Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida - FactzPedia

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Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida

Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida





The Nile crocodilefour of which have been found in the state's swamps since 2000—are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators, scientists say. The second largest living crocodilian, the Nile can reach 20 feet (six meters) in length and take down everything from hippos to humans.


Alligators, while definitely dangerous, are relatively timid compared to crocodiles. ... Crocodiles, on the other hand, are much more bad-tempered and far more likely to attack humans, even unprovoked. Australian saltwater crocodiles are generally considered the most dangerous in the world, followed by Nile crocodiles.



There may be a new invasive species in town. At least two Nile crocodiles have been captured in South Florida, and there could be more in the wild, researchers say. ... While Florida is no stranger to non-native amphibians and reptiles, (we're talking about you, Burmese python), the Nile crocodile is of particular concern.



The Friendly Crocodiles of Paga. Crocodiles are generally aggressive, but not in the town of Paga. ... No one has ever been harmed by any of the crocodiles.



Florida has further burnished its reputation for exotic, and deadly, wildlife with the discovery of three Nile crocodiles near Miami – a good 6,000 miles from where the huge predators are normally found.

DNA analysis has confirmed that three animals captured in south Florida between 2009 and 2014 are true Nile crocodiles. The reptiles can grow up to 20ft (6 meters) long, weigh as much as a small car and have a reputation for being ferocious man-eaters, with an estimated 200 people a year meeting their demise in the jaws of a Nile crocodile.

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