Crocodile Sighting on Key Biscayne Beach

The Village of Key Biscayne staff are aware of recent crocodile sightings on Key Biscayne's beach.

Residents and visitors are reminded that, in Florida, it is to be expected that alligators or crocodiles may be in any body of water at any time and to behave accordingly - whether you actually see them or not!

Crocodiles have been on and around Key Biscayne for decades and there are more now than at any time in at least 40 years; yet due to their typically shy nature, they are still seen less often than may be expected. The species has significantly increased its range throughout Florida and sightings/encounters are only expected to become more common in future years. 

It is a misdemeanor to feed alligators or crocodiles. While it may seem innocent, feeding any wild animal can eliminate the animal's natural fear of humans and may lead to the animal approaching people in the future looking for food. This could result in the animal attacking if it is not given food.

For more information about crocodiles and safety around crocodiles, visit the FWC's American Crocodile page.

Thank you again for your understanding as we strive to find an appropriate balance between providing for reasonable public safety, while also meeting the obligations to support continued recovery of this iconic native Threatened & Endangered (T&E) species.

If you see a crocodile that concerns you, please call the FWC's Statewide Nuisance Alligator Hotline (1-866-FWC-GATOR [866-392-4286]) to report the animal

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