The worst part? People at the FPL nuclear power plant are actually encouraging it!
According to the Associated Press…
From January to April, Michael Lloret, an FPL wildlife biologist and crocodile specialist, helps create nests and ponds on berms for crocodiles to nest. Once the hatchlings are reared and left by the mother, the team captures them. They are measured and tagged with microchips to observe their development. Lloret then relocates them to increase survival rates.
“We entice crocodiles to come in to the habitats FPL created,” Lloret said. “We clear greenery on the berms so that the crocodiles can nest. Because of rising sea levels wasting nests along the coasts, Turkey Point is important for crocodiles to continue.”
At one point crocodiles in America were close to extinction, but thanks to the team at FPL, they are now just “endangered” as they have tagged 7,000 baby crocs since the program was established.
“American crocodiles have a bad reputation when they are just trying to survive,” Lloret said. “They are shy and want nothing to do with us. Humans are too big to be on their menu.”
Whatever helps you sleep at night, Mr. Lloret.
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