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Is the permitting thing out of hand?

dave44dave44 Posts: 17,970 AG

“ 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.“


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  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,002 AG
    When I was much younger, I worked at a Gator Attraction.
    Full of Gators , Crocks and a couple Niles.
    You DID NOT go anywhere near the Niles...very bad tempered.
    Killers all.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 17,970 AG
    When I was much younger, I worked at a Gator Attraction.
    Full of Gators , Crocks and a couple Niles.
    You DID NOT go anywhere near the Niles...very bad tempered.
    Killers all.
    I can’t imagine why there are programs requiring a permit to take an invasive species.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,826 Admiral
    edited June 22 #4
    They still have that huge croc in St Augustine?  I think that one was a saltwater croc.

    It's probably dead by now.
  • lilwoodylilwoody BuladeanPosts: 1,570 Captain
    This doesn't surprise me in the least. It would not shock me to see a baboon riding on a zebra being chased by a Tiger on any given road in south south Florida 
    "Those who will trade freedom for security will have neither".
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