American crocodiles can sometimes be seen in and near the town of Flamingo at the southern tip of Florida's everglades; this is the only ecosystem in the world where alligators and crocodiles both live. I've seen crocs from a distance there, but I've never got a good picture of them.
We also saw a much larger, much less tame-looking crocodile basking on the shore of Nine Mile Pond, through which we were paddling at the time in our inflatable kayak. For some reason, my wife wouldn't let us paddle close enough to get a good photo of that behemoth.
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