Crock? Florida wildlife officials say alleged crocodile attack unlikely

KEY LARGO (AP) — Florida wildlife officials now believe it's highly unlikely that an American crocodile injured two kayakers in the Keys.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said Wednesday that biologists did not find the couple's injuries were consistent with either a bite or a scratch from either an alligator or a crocodile.

A large alligator or crocodile could have overturned Mike Gregory's and Leigha Poulson's kayaks April 28 in the waters off Key Largo, but the couple didn't see what flipped them, so biologists can't determine what they encountered.

Gregory initially believed the couple had hit a manatee until they realized they had been scratched and bitten.

State wildlife officials say encounters between crocodiles and humans are very rare.

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