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Crocs crunch harder than gators
March 15, 2012
Florida’s fearsome lord of the swamps, the American alligator, ranks sixth in the world in the power of its bite. The strongest bite belongs to the saltwater crocodile, a Pacific ocean species that crunches down with 3,700 pounds of pressure, according to a new study by Florida State University biology professor Greg Erickson. His team strapped down 83 gators and crocs and placed measuring devices between their teeth. The alligator bit with a force of 2,980 pounds. David Fleshler
ARTICLES BY DATEWanted: Croc handlers, no experience necessary
By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel, January 22, 2014
Here’s an excellent part time job that pays $25 an hour and offers the chance to work outdoors. The only catch is you have to be willing to handle live crocodiles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking agents to handle nuisance crocodile complaints. Experience is preferred but not necessary. The number of American crocodiles in South Florida their only habitat in the United States has increased steadily over the past several years, in one of the nation’s endangered species success stories.
Burglar suspect fled without Crocs, wet his pants, deputies say
By Barbara Hijek and FloriDUH, June 27, 2013
Dominick Andrew Giordano apparently peed himselfafter he failed to break into another man’s truck parked in a Chipotle restaurant’s parking lot, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The truck’s owner yelled at Giordano, who took off running. The 32 year old West Boca man reportedly left behind his black Croc shoes, which fell off at the scene. The truck’s owner yelled at Giordano, who took off running. The 32 year old West Boca man reportedly left behind his black Croc shoes, which fell off at the scene. When deputies found Giordano they noted a liquid stream soaking his pant leg and from Giordano’s breath, an “overwhelmingly strong smell of alcohol,” according to the report.
Holey moley, they hate Crocs!
Jessica Milcetich, MCT, September 4, 2007
When it comes to Crocs those brightly colored, holey plastic shoes people either love them or hate them with fiery passion. And one blog has taken up the battle to get them eliminated from the world. (Apparently brides have even worn them with their dresses on the big day. Zoe, 11, is trying to encourage people to give up their shoes for a good cause. She’s not after just any shoes. She’s looking solely for the lightweight and comfortable shoes known as Crocs. “I realized so many people have Crocs, and it would be a good idea if they were finished with them to donate them,” said Zoe, who lives in Parkland. She first began collecting the shoes at her school, the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton.
Looks like gators aren’t the only threat to South Floridians’ safety. Now comes word we have to watch out for Crocs, too. Only these aren’t the swimming, slithering kind. They’re the soft soled footwear kind. The problem is, they’re also the kind with the little ankle strap that’s gotten caught in escalators. Salvato isn’t laughing.