The threatened reptile will be relocated, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
A rare American crocodile was captured and relocated after it was found in front of a home in Englewood on Wednesday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reports.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Officer Scott Meyer safely captured the reptile and transferred it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which will relocate it.
American crocodiles are classified as threatened, the FWC reports, and are shy and reclusive. They live in brackish or saltwater areas and South Florida is the northernmost part of their range, which extends through the Caribbean.
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