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African Crocodiles Found In Florida Everglades

May 25, 2016

As if alligators and pythons weren’t spooky enough, researchers say they’ve discovered something new lurking in the swamps of the Florida Everglades.

DNA testing shows that three crocodiles found since 2009 are confirmed to be man-eating Nile crocodiles. They were brought to Florida from Africa as pets, but escaped.

University of Florida professor Frank Mazzotti tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that Floridians don’t need to panic – yet.


  • Frank Mazzotti, professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida.
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