A Crocodile Was Spotted Using a Pool Noodle to Swim Across a Canal in Florida

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Pool noodles aren’t just an important swimming aid. Their buoyancy and bendiness make fun times in the water even more fun than usual.

But don’t just take our word for it. This crocodile in Florida clearly thinks so too, having been spotted using a bright yellow pool noodle when crossing a canal in Key Largo earlier in the month.

One day Victor Perez was looking out towards the bayside canal behind his house when he spotted this unusual sight.

“I’m on my balcony,” said Perez, “and all of a sudden, I see this noodle and there’s a crocodile hanging off of it. I had to get my phone.”

The picture he took of the reptile on the yellow, foamy pool toy is a keeper.

Perez was confused at first by what he saw.

 

picture via Perez’s Instagram

“It was just cruising along, and I was like, ‘OK, where’s the swimmer?’ ” he said, laughing. “ ‘What happened to the guy with the noodle?’ ”

After he posted it on Instagram, Perez received several comments from curious friends.

“Someone wrote, ‘Are you gonna get the noodle back?’ and I said, ‘Nope, I’m not volunteering!’ ” Perez said.

 

The Miami native, who owns Reef Tropical Cleaning, is used to seeing crocs around the Keys, but never one that looked as if it was just hanging out in the water and enjoying itself.

“I don’t know how he got that thing,” Perez joked, “but he looked like just any typical Florida tourist!”

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