Specimen Information

Crocodylus niloticus
Crocodylus niloticus
(Nile Crocodile)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Exotic

Specimen ID294548
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCrocodylus
Speciesniloticus
Common NameNile Crocodile
StateFL
CountyHendry
LocalityBillie Swamp Safari on Seminole Tribe reservation
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 NameLard Can Slough
HUC10 Number0309020208
HUC12 NameLard Can Slough
HUC12 Number030902020800
Map
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Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity zoo
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25647
Author:National Geographic.
Date:2010
Title:Swamp Men: Croc Escape.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:25648
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2012
Title:Nile crocodile hunted near Miami as potential danger.
Publisher:USA Today
Issue:November 30
CommentsCrocodile exhibit was vandalized and baby crocs escaped. All but one were captured. The remaining croc - Houdini, remained loose for at least 12 years. His recapture was the subject of a 2010 episode of National Geographic's Swamp Men. He was relocated to another facility.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classjuvenile-adult


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2020].

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