A 10-foot-long American crocodile
and a manatee are now best buds.
According to the Florida Keys Free Press
, the duo recently met in a canal at Lake Surprise in Key Largo. The massive croc actually allowed the manatee to nudge it around for about 45 minutes before local photographer Ron Lace snapped a photo.
Yes, Florida does in fact have crocodiles. South Florida is actually the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist. Plus, the U.S. has two different native species of crocodiles, both of which are federally listed as threatened.
Speaking of threatening, we also have Nile crocodiles
, which are most definitely not supposed to be here.
This isn't the first time a bitey aquatic reptile was spotted canoodling with a sea cow. In 2016, an alligator at Blue Spring State Park was spotted riding on the back of a manatee
Of course, none of these situations top the most Florida photo of all time, when a raccoon "paddleboarded
" on the back of a gator in Ocala National Forest back in 2015.
Love is love.
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