Crocodylus acutus, 21 March 2015

Crocodylus acutus, the American crocodile;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015).

This was one of the resident American crocodiles often seen near Flamingo at the southern tip of Main Park Road in Everglades National Park. There’s often a group of American crocodiles that loiter about near the marina at Flamingo, so if you’re visiting Florida and really want to see one of our crocs, that’s a good place to head to! American crocodiles are certainly impressive in their girth. They’re also quite mellow compared to their alligator cousins, in my experience at least.

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