Wednesday 18 September 2019

'We're worried about sharks, now about crocodiles on beaches' - 6ft crocodile wanders onto busy Florida beach

Independent.ie Newsdesk and other agencies

A mammoth 6-foot crocodile wandered onto a busy Florida beach shocking onlookers.

The rare sighting drew a crowd of onlookers to Hollywood Beach.

One onlooker holding his phone and daughter said: 'I've never seen a crocodile on the beach. This is crazy'.

While another commented: 'We're worried about sharks, now we're worrying about crocodiles on beaches. It's just, it's kind of crazy'.

Authorities believe that the reptile may have wandered from a nearby canal.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials were at the scene.

After several hours, the crocodile was eventually captured and relocated to a safer area.

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