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Nile crocodiles found in Florida.
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IllIllIIlIllIlIllIlIlIlI wrote:

Can a crocodile even live in Florida? This doesn't seem like anything to worry about unless Crocodiles can thrive in Fl like those snakes (forgot what kind, I believe in the everglades)


Yes, they can. There's already a native population of American Crocodiles in Florida.
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Goodbye gators.
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walker1455 wrote:... Invasive species flourish when they end up in a new ecosystem that provides for their needs without having any creatures capable of preying on them.

Quite true. However I somehow doubt they had any preying on them on Nile either, aside from humans and fellow crocs...
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Gracias2 wrote:


walker1455 wrote:... Invasive species flourish when they end up in a new ecosystem that provides for their needs without having any creatures capable of preying on them.

Quite true. However I somehow doubt they had any preying on them on Nile either, aside from humans and fellow crocs...


Lions and hippos occasionally kill them, but obviously neither of those are in Florida.
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Gracias2 wrote:


walker1455 wrote:... Invasive species flourish when they end up in a new ecosystem that provides for their needs without having any creatures capable of preying on them.

Quite true. However I somehow doubt they had any preying on them on Nile either, aside from humans and fellow crocs...


Perhaps, but they did have a variety of species that had adapted to the Nile crocodile's presence and were capable of living in the same ecosystem as them. I don't know much about the American Alligator and Crocodile, but I do know that they are not adapted to the Nile Crocodile's larger size and more aggressive behavior. So there is a very likely possibility they may displace the native Alligator and crocodile populations from their niche in the ecosystem as top marine predators. This would have a domino effect on other creatures that had adapted to the Alligators' presence.
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Well on the bright side at least they are not salties.

There is no shortage to critters that would make a meal out of you in FL. Don't need any more.
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The first one was captured in 2009: "The first, a hatchling, was found on a front porch and sent to a Louisiana reptile exhibit." Maybe use the crocs to eat the nutria and feral hogs?

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The first one was captured in 2009: "The first, a hatchling, was found on a front porch and sent to a Louisiana reptile exhibit." Maybe use the crocs to eat the nutria and feral hogs?



Already have alligators and panthers for that. Nile crocs are too dangerous; they kill ~200+ people a year.
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