“ The first documented appearance of the Nile crocodile in Florida was back in 2012, when someone caught it and had to release it back into the wild due to lack of a proper permit. Two years later, in 2014
, a team of 10 researchers and university professors of the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, scoured the Everglades to do the same.
After a long and strenuous chase, they finally managed to capture the reptile. Upon first seeing it, expedition member Frank Mazzotti recalled thinking about how odd it looked compared to the species of the area. This was because it wasn’t an American alligator or an Everglades alligator, but a Nile crocodile.“