Tag: South Florida

August 16, 2021

Saltier water affects survival of Everglades crocs

The Everglades are home to North America’s only population of crocodiles, but the increased saltiness of the water in some areas has slowed their growth and negatively affected their body...

December 8, 2017

Hunter bags record-breaking python in Florida

A snake hunter outdid his own record for the largest Burmese python (Python bivittatus) captured in a South Florida district hunt last weekend. Jason Leon shot a 17-foot, 132-pound female...

June 14, 2016

Tracking the exotic Nile crocodile in Florida

They crawl through rivers, freshwater marshes and mangrove swamps in sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Basin and in Madagascar. At about 16 feet long and 500 pounds, the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus...