A bag of fishing chum was found near the mutilated corpse of an endangered crocodile on the UM campus.
BY CURTIS MORGAN
The butchered carcass of an endangered American crocodile was discovered Wednesday in a canal on the University of Miami campus.
A mesh bag with fishing chum found on the canal bank suggests the protected animal was lured to its death, then its head and tail were chopped off, said Officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
While large alligator heads are sometimes mounted as trophies, Pino said it would be pure speculation to guess at the reasons for the croc beheading.
Nobody's safe around here?
Links to full (I think) discourse.net crocodile coverage:
- * What's Doing (Reptiles Dept.)
* Crocodile Reminder
* Fair Warning (Alligator Dept.)
* Crocodile Coincidence
* Croc II !
* Cold Front Flushes Out UM Croc
* What? A Croc?
* Crocodile Medallions French Style
Update: Forgot to say that “Croc Killer on the Loose” is better than “Killer Croc on the Loose”!