Florida Keys Man Finds Crocodile Swimming In Pool
Come on in. The water’s fine.
A homeowner in the Florida Keys found a crocodile taking a dip in his pool Thursday morning.
The resident of Lower Matecumbe Key reported the unexpected visitor to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office around 7:30 a.m. Police then called the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to remove the reptile.
MCSO posted the image of the croc on its Facebook page. A rep with the sheriff's office said the American crocodile measured about 8 feet.
According to the FWC website, American crocodiles can be found in brackish or saltwater areas in the Caribbean and parts of South Florida. They often seek warmer air or water to help regulate their body temperature. While long-term exposure to chlorinated water may not be good for crocodiles, FWC's Carol Lyn Parrish said this particular croc is expected to be just fine.
(Image via Facebook/MCSO - Florida Keys)
This post has been updated with additional information from an FWC rep.