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Old 04-09-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Well, that is the correct place to find one. In a river. It's when they get into your pool that things get messy.
You mean like the pools of the riverside homes? You don't say!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Encounters with humans usually leave the animal vacating the premises.
However, there are times, like if you step on a snake, that you will get bit. I think the odds of running into a croc are slim, expect for near lakes or other bodies of water. After all, they are American Crocs and certainly have a right to be where they are.



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Never. But it's not like I get any comfort from knowing there are millions located in swamps. I've lived near several. I've become so paranoid over the years about snakes and crocodiles, I avoid walking near bushes and swamps ANYWHERE in Florida because I think something might be hiding or slithering in there waiting to jump out at me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Absolutely. Yep, I do say. Also away from bodies of water (thus them seeking a pool) as they wander along looking for new water homes and new mates.



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You mean like the pools of the riverside homes? You don't say!
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: All over the place
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Saw one on the Hillsborough river while canoeing about a month ago.
You saw a crocodile or an alligator? There was a crocodile in St. Pete a few months ago, but it's extremely rare that they come this far north. I believe all the american saltwater crocs are concentrated in South FL.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: FL
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You saw a crocodile or an alligator? There was a crocodile in St. Pete a few months ago, but it's extremely rare that they come this far north. I believe all the american saltwater crocs are concentrated in South FL.
I was about 9 years old, I'm a FL native and definitley know the difference between a croc and a gator. About 37 years ago, there he was, about a 5 footer, a saltwater croc, lying on the bank at low tide on Allen's Creek behind Belcher Elementery School. No lie. Allen's Creek drains into Tampa Bay.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: largo florida
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Hi my name is William. on 6/4/2012, my brother in law and i were fishing in a canoe around dusk. out of the corner of my eye about 10 inches away from my brother in law, was a massive crocodile, just sitting there watching him. I'm a Florida boy, and I've seen alligators all my life, but this thing wasn't an alligator.. when i saw it, i didn't want my brother in law to panic, and possibly turn us both over in the canoe, so i told him to not freak out, but there's a crocodile right next to you, so move slowly. when my brother in law looked over and seen it, his hole face turned white as snow. i cant believe there's crocs in Allen's creek.. if any one has seen crocs or alligators in Allen's creek, please post, or leave me a message.. thanks, William!!!

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