Crocodile takes a swim in Florida woman's backyard pool

May 25 (UPI) -- A homeowner in the Florida Keys called wildlife officials for help when a crocodile wandered onto her property and went for a swim in her backyard pool.

Footage shared by neighbor Lisa Lorenzo shows the crocodile approaching the pool behind Maria Crego's Tavernier home and plunging in for a swim.


Crego called 911 and the video shows Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers using a pole to guide the reptile out of the pool.

The crocodile climbed out of the water and left the property without further incident.

American crocodiles are native to the Florida Keys and are a federally protected species, with an estimated 2,000 of the animals living in the wild in Florida.

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