- Posted November 20, 2013 by
Miami Beach, Florida
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American Crocodile "Rupert" visits South Beach Miami
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Rare sighting of an American / Caribbean Crocodile right off famous Purdy Ave. in South Beach and Sunset Harbor Marina at 7:30am on Nov. 19th 2013.
The crocodile was approx. 10-12 feet long and swam slowly around the anchored sail boats in the bay for more than 45 min.
While ancient and awe-inspiring, it also emitted an air of cuteness with its pointy mouth and long teeth. It certainly is not to be underestimated and considered much more aggressive than Florida alligators!
Paddle boarders and swimmer in the bay should especially pay attention to the new "visitor" and boaters please drive slow to avoid collisions with "Rupert".
PS: The crocodile was named "Rupert" by my colleague Henrik Rosen who spotted the crocodile first that morning.