Crocodile spotted on Florida beach

A crocodile was spotted Monday on Hollywood, Florida beach. (Photo: WFTV.com)

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A crocodile was spotted Monday on Hollywood, Florida beach. (Photo: WFTV.com)

A crocodile was spotted Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood.

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The crocodile was hanging out Monday morning near Surf Road and Hayes Street.

A crowd gathered to watch the crocodile, and police were at the scene to make sure no one got too close to it.

It's unclear how long the crocodile had been at the beach. The crocodile was captured around 1:30 p.m. by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Crocodiles can live in marine environments, but the reptiles are usually in saline and brackish mangrove swamps, lagoons and lower stretches of rivers, according to National Geographic. Crocodiles are poor swimmers, but can survive for long periods in saltwater without eating or drinking.

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