Gharials Are One of the Strangest and Rarest Crocodiles on Earth
A navy airfield in Florida experienced a hold up from an unlikely intruder when a sunbathing crocodile "refused to budge."
The Naval Air station (NAS) in Key West South Florida shared the disruption on Facebook with a photograph of the 7-foot-long croc while it basked on the runway. The airbase was forced to change runways because the reptile simply wouldn't leave.
The Facebook post read: "This airfield resident was soaking up some sun on one of our runways recently and didn’t want to budge. Wildlife Biologist Rosa Gonzales had to call in reinforcement from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation to move the stubborn American crocodile outside the fence line."
The croc has been said to have come from the nearby Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
NAS wildlife biologist Rosa Gonzales raised the issue and spoke with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to seek help. Luckily, the croc, which weighed around 110 pounds, was safely moved across the fence to the sanctuary.