Researchers Found Man-Eating African Crocodiles In Florida
Scientists discovered three Nile crocodiles in the Florida Everglades, an unusual place to find predators from sub-Saharan Africa.By Carter Woodiel | May 21, 2016
Scientists have confirmed Florida's latest invasive species is a type of man-eating crocodile from Africa.
Researchers at the University of Florida say they captured three Nile crocodiles in the Florida Everglades — a species related to native crocodiles in the Southeast U.S. but never before spotted in Florida.
The captured reptiles all have similar DNA, leading researchers to think the trio are most likely related.