Crocodile Relocated After Laying 27 Eggs in Keys Home

The woman estimated the crocodile was about nine feet long.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:57 PM EDT
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South Florida Neighborhood Plays Host to Crocodile

Courtesy Monroe County Sheriff's Office

A crocodile was relocated after it was found nesting at a Monroe County home.

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A Monroe County woman woke up to a startling surprise Wednesday morning after she found what she believed to be a nine-foot-long female crocodile nesting in her front yard.

The crocodile reportedly laid 27 eggs in her yard at 321 Tollgate Shores Drive by mile marker 74, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission experts were called to the scene to relocated the animal, said officials.

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