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Crocodile Swims In Private Home's Pool

Update Date: Jan 24, 2016 06:45 PM EST
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A South Florida home-owner discovered an eight-foot long crocodile swimming in a pool in his super-rich house.

He just remembered one important call that he had to make, and so made it---to officials at 7 a.m. Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The water temperature may be why the croc decided to plunge into the water, said Robert Dube with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC). "I'm sure it had a lot to do with it. The pool was about 80 degrees so I'm sure it was a lot warmer than the ocean that the crocodile was swimming in, especially with the cool weather we've had all week," he added.

While American crocodiles live mostly in saltwater areas, they might also slip into ponds or mangrove swamps, depending on various heat sources to regulate the warmth of their bodies. Hence, they would either stay under the sun or move off into regions that have bodies of air or water that suit them, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website.

Dube found the crocodile real cool.

"The crocodile was basically just chilling," Dube said, according to CBS Miami.

FWC representatives said the crocodile needs to get out of the pool, as the recent homeowners shifted in just four days ago.

"FWC and the sheriff's office responded to the house and were trying to figure out how to capture this thing," Dube said, The Sun-Sentinel reported. "The croc decided he didn't want all the attention and he climbed out of the pool and slid back into the Atlantic Ocean."

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