First, a shark in a Palm Beach County pool. Now, a croc in a Keys pool.
A homeowner on Lower Matecumbe Key called the sheriff’s office at 7:30 Thursday morning to report an eight-foot reptile lounging in the shallow end near the steps.
“Sheriff’s Office and Fish and Wildlife officers worked together, and the crocodile was safely removed and returned to the ocean,” said Monroe sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin.
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Last week, a woman found a half-dead shark swimming in the condo pool at Mariner’s Cay condo in Hypoluxo. It eventually died from chlorine exposure.