A Florida Keys resident received an interesting housewarming gift in his backyard Thursday morning.
After moving from Pennsylvania into a $6 million Florida Keys home less than a week ago, the man found an 8-foot-long American crocodile in his pool.
While local Fish and Wildlife officials were deciding what they wanted to do with the man’s visitor, the 8-foot croc decided his dip was over and strolled back into to the Atlantic Ocean. Check out the video below.
This comes just four days after a Florida woman found a 5-foot-long blacktip shark in a condominium's pool. The shark was unfortunately in bad condition and most likely did not survive.
Crocodile this morning, Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida.
Thanks to FWC Officer Rewa Schroth for taking this video.Posted by MCSO - Florida Keys on Thursday, January 21, 2016
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