News

Florida crocodile spotted with pool noodle cross channel

A crocodile floats on a yellow poodle in a canal in Key Largo, Florida, on Aug. 6, 2018.

(Victor Perez)

A crocodile had a bit of support at the crossing of a canal in Key Largo, Florida, earlier this month a yellow pool noodle.

The creature was caught on camera resting on the pool noodle as it swam in the water, near mile marker 105 of the Overseas Highway, 113 km road that runs through the Florida Keys.

“I saw the crocodile from my balcony to swim the channel,” local Victor Perez told Fox News Wednesday. “My first thought was:” What happened with the person on the noodle?'”

At first, Perez said that he was not to see, the big reptiles. The driving device seemed to be drifting away in the water behind his house.

GIANT ALLIGATOR IN SOUTH CAROLINA ATTEMPTS TO SCALE THE FENCE TO ESCAPE TRAPPERS: ‘THIS IS CRAZY’

“It was just cruising along, and I was like, ‘OK, where is the swimmer?'” Perez repeated for the Miami Herald.

But when he took a look, Perez saw a dark brown-green figure and quickly realized that it was a crocodile.

The Key Largo resident ran to grab his phone and snapped pictures of the particular face. He posted a photo of the crocodile to Instagram on Aug. 6 and received hundreds of likes.

Victor Perez broke photos of a crocodile crossing a Key Largo, Florida, moat in August, using a floating device.

(Victor Perez)

“I don’t know how he has that thing, but he seemed to be just a typical tourist Florida!” Perez jested.

CROCODILE EATS SMALL DOG WHO SPENT YEARS CHASING IT BACK INTO THE RIVER

South Florida is the only place in the US, where both the American alligators and American crocodiles exist, according to the National Park Service.

The creatures may seem at first glance, but on closer inspection you will see that there is a crocodile has a narrower snout, lighter color and longer, more muscular story. They also have a shyer nature than alligators.

“Crocodiles … are rare and secretive creatures that inhabit coastal, brackish and salt water habitats,” the NPS explains on its website. “Although the aggressive reputation earned by the American crocodile’s distant, larger, man-eating cousins in Australia and Africa may inspire fear of crocodiles in the Everglades, a conflict with people rarely occurs because of the shy nature of American crocodiles.”

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular