Crocodile walks along SW Miami-Dade roadway

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A crocodile was spotted walking along a South Florida street, and ended up with a sort of police escort.

The massive crocodile was found taking an early morning stroll in Southwest Miami-Dade, near 216th Street and 87th Avenue, Tuesday.

Officers blocked off roads in the area until Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers arrived, along with a local trapper.

However, the trapper could not capture the animal without permission, since it was an endangered saltwater crocodile. After about two hours, while calls were being made to get permission to trap the croc, the large reptile ended up going into a nearby lake.

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