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(Sun Sentinel)   Residents of Broward and Palm Beach are trying to stop gentrification in their neighborhoods after crocodiles start moving in   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 26
    More: Florida, Palm Beach, Broward County, Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Fish, Key Largo, Wildlife Conservation Commission, Everglades National Park, Port Everglades  
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2013-12-23 10:03:18 AM
"How can you tell you're looking at a crocodile not an alligator?"

I don't think it really matters.
 
2013-12-23 10:05:37 AM
Can't they read the sign? Alligators only!
 
2013-12-23 10:05:38 AM
So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?
 
2013-12-23 10:06:34 AM
Wouldn't that technically be tetrapodification rather than gentrification?
 
2013-12-23 10:08:57 AM

A Cave Geek: So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?


Crocs are typically more agressive than the FL alligator. You don't really have to worry about gators too much, we swim with them all the time. But I'd get out if the water in a hurry if I knew a croc was there.
 
2013-12-23 10:12:15 AM

A Cave Geek: So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?


Generally speaking, crocs are more aggressive. Alligators will flee if possible when confronted by humans. Crocodiles will attack without provocation.
 
2013-12-23 10:14:38 AM

Bslim: "How can you tell you're looking at a crocodile not an alligator?"

I don't think it really matters.


An alligator has a Louis Vitton tag; the croc has a Lovis Vitin tag
 
2013-12-23 10:18:03 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: A Cave Geek: So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?

Crocs are typically more agressive than the FL alligator. You don't really have to worry about gators too much, we swim with them all the time. But I'd get out if the water in a hurry if I knew a croc was there.


Not this species/class/whatever you call it.  This species is not as aggressive as gators in FL.  Other species, oh yeah, scary.
 
2013-12-23 10:19:33 AM

KidneyStone: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: A Cave Geek: So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?

Crocs are typically more agressive than the FL alligator. You don't really have to worry about gators too much, we swim with them all the time. But I'd get out if the water in a hurry if I knew a croc was there.

Not this species/class/whatever you call it.  This species is not as aggressive as gators in FL.  Other species, oh yeah, scary.


So it's basically the same reaction people up north here have to "OMG!  a FREAKING KODIAK BEAR!"  (Just a bigger version of the brown bear, but basically a comfort-seeking scavanger)
 
2013-12-23 10:22:46 AM

A Cave Geek: .is there a behavioral difference?


yeah, Crocs don't eat so many people in Fla.
 
2013-12-23 10:23:14 AM
The fact that these crocs are endangered will not sit well with 'our friends' from the Tri-State area.  I expect a lot of belly aching from these fine folks.
 
2013-12-23 10:45:24 AM
Surprisingly, from the article they sound about as dangerous or possibly less than the American alligator. People DO get killed by alligators in FL, and they aren't that shy. So sounds like a tossup.

I have a feeling the "big enough to eat you" part is more important.

Honestly, alligators are incredibly common and people have learned to deal with it, sounds like mostly more of the same except you have to put up with them more because they're threatened. So you might end up with a BIG one in your neighborhood while with an alligator you call in someone to trap it if it gets big and scary looking.
 
2013-12-23 10:48:34 AM

cgraves67: Can't they read the sign? Alligators only!


Go Gators!
 
2013-12-23 11:01:37 AM
DING DONG!

Honey, could you go see who's a the door?
 
2013-12-23 11:08:56 AM

adamatari: Surprisingly, from the article they sound about as dangerous or possibly less than the American alligator. People DO get killed by alligators in FL, and they aren't that shy. So sounds like a tossup.

I have a feeling the "big enough to eat you" part is more important.

Honestly, alligators are incredibly common and people have learned to deal with it, sounds like mostly more of the same except you have to put up with them more because they're threatened. So you might end up with a BIG one in your neighborhood while with an alligator you call in someone to trap it if it gets big and scary looking.


We would see bitty gatorsv (babies to gators about a foot in length) quite frequently where I used to live in Florida. We would give the bigger ones a wide berth (and get out of the water if we were swimming).

The babies scared us more. Where there's babies, there's usually a pissed off mama gator nearby
 
2013-12-23 11:09:24 AM
I thought gentrification was a good thing?

/note to South Floridians; you live in a swamp, deal with it
 
2013-12-23 11:12:33 AM
Well, don't lose your head about it.
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2013-12-23 11:29:50 AM

StrikitRich: The fact that these crocs are endangered will not sit well with 'our friends' from the Tri-State area.  I expect a lot of belly aching from these fine folks.


Yeah, just move as quickly as possible through Publix, and you won't really have to hear it that much.
 
2013-12-23 11:43:26 AM
You think you have a nice neighborhood then the guys with the Izod, polo shirts, with the popped collars move in.
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2013-12-23 11:59:37 AM

mdeesnuts: I thought gentrification was a good thing?

/note to South Floridians; you live in a swamp, deal with it


Eh, the Everglades are swampy. The rest of South Florida is mostly pine scrub.
 
2013-12-23 12:14:24 PM

A Cave Geek: KidneyStone: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: A Cave Geek: So, I understand the biological differences between alligators and crocs...is there a behavioral difference?  Or is it kinda like the "Black bear to brown bear" comparison?

Crocs are typically more agressive than the FL alligator. You don't really have to worry about gators too much, we swim with them all the time. But I'd get out if the water in a hurry if I knew a croc was there.

Not this species/class/whatever you call it.  This species is not as aggressive as gators in FL.  Other species, oh yeah, scary.

So it's basically the same reaction people up north here have to "OMG!  a FREAKING KODIAK BEAR!"  (Just a bigger version of the brown bear, but basically a comfort-seeking scavanger)


Beats me, i ain't from up North.  But it would by MY reaction if i saw a Kodiak.  I've never seen a bear take pictures before.
 
2013-12-23 12:30:22 PM
Zeeba neighba betta watch out.
 
2013-12-23 12:49:45 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, the Everglades are swampy. The rest of South Florida is mostly pine scrub.



waterquality.ifas.ufl.edu

I suppose so. Everytime I'm down there I notice the miles and miles and miles of drainage canals. I guess I always equated the canals with drained swamp.

/TMYK
 
2013-12-23 02:21:00 PM
Something tells me they won't be offering us $50 for each one of these we run out in the woods and kill this year like they did the snakes last year.

/Palm Beach not swampy Broward either, Broward just smells like it.
 
2013-12-23 04:58:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIfSaDNVjXI


Lets see what Ol' Chip has to say about this
 
2013-12-24 02:23:45 PM
Funny; I always figured that krokodil was more a sign of urban decay than of gentrification.
 
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