According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the horrifying encounter between the Florida paddle border and the 11-foot-10-inch crocodile ended in the killing of reptiles as a potential threat to humans.
The crocodile was captured on February 22 and taken away at the request of Silver Springs State Park, where the incident occurred in September, state officials told McClutch News.
Dispatched to the head with one shot, Fresh Take Florida reportedAnd state wildlife authorities say the body was treated for its skin and flesh.
The deadly action was approved, including hitting the nose of a crocodile swimming near paddleboarder Vicky Remy Baker after a photo or video was displayed on social media.
Baker can be seen pushing the crocodile away with his paddle, but he can hear the crocodile frustrated and making hiss.
“Why are you messing with me? Why are you trying to bite me?” Baker I can hear you saying in one video.
“I’ve never had such a crocodile. See how close he is to me. He came after me and tried to bite my paddleboard. Someone feeds on that crocodile. I’m doing. Make them very dangerous. “
In one video, I hear an observer telling Baker that he should move away from the crocodile.Given that you made him quite angry“After she pushed Gator out with a paddle.
Baker said she was paddleboarding The other two at that time And when they returned to the beach, they reported the incident to the park ranger. The 4,000 acres of park, Approximately 80 miles northwest of Orlando includes “the entire 5 mile Silver River and the surrounding sand dunes”.
“He appeared fast and out of nowhere. I scared the sunlight.” Baker wrote on Facebook.
“My feet were underwater and I was talking to my friends. I had no time to do anything other than react. I didn’t stand up. I would have fallen into the water.”
The park’s request to remove the crocodile as “nuisance” Faced with some criticism On social media, including a person called Baker The situation had to be handled differently.
but, others Familiarity with reptiles, including park managers, in close contact with humans has shown aggression and potential threats.
“Gators are usually afraid of people, but when people feed them, they lose their fear.” A woman wrote on Facebook.. “If people didn’t feed Gator, he would have been away from them.”
There are an estimated 1.3 million crocodiles in Florida, which can be found in all waterways of 67 counties.
A “jamming crocodile” is defined as “a crocodile that is at least 4 feet long and is believed to pose a threat to a person, pet, or property.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission uses a contracted trapper to provide free annoying crocodile control services. The state says the captives will store the carcasses of the crocodile for meat and hide it as part of their compensation.
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