For the good of everyone
The other day we got a call about a croc laying underneath a home. The house is situated next to a small pond, in which resides a 10-foot American croc (named WALL-E). Relocating this crocodile is not the long-term solution. American crocodiles are territorial and may not stay in the area of relocation. Removing him from the area may also just open up the pond for another croc to move in. Plus, crocodiles are a natural part of the environment, crucial to keeping the ecosystem balanced and our fish stocks healthy. The long-term solution is adopting habits to safely coexist with crocodiles.
So how can we coexist in this scenario?
1) Erect barriers to prevent crocs from coming into your yard or underneath your home. This can be as simple as leaning pallets against the house, blocking access to the crawl space. Even a simple 2-3 foot tall barricade or fence prevents access and nuisance habits.
2) Keep it Clean. Crocs are not just hunters, but scavengers as well. The smell of rotting food and trash will attract them, especially if you live close to a water source. Be sure to throw trash in the trash bin that has a lid and is kept in an area where it wont be knocked over by raccoons or dogs.
In an effort to assist the families living in this home with coexistence, we will be holding a clean-up day with the residents to clear the area surrounding their home of trash for a healthier environment for the wildlife and residents of this home. We hope to help get them started, so they can provide a safer area for all who reside there.
We will need a couple volunteers for this, so please contact us if you're interested in lending a hand!