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The Six Million Dollar Croc

3/20/2009 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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After this Florida croc's skull was crushed by a car, a team of plastic surgeons jumped in and rebuilt its face using four metal plates and 41 screws.

Because that's just what Florida needs, more crocodiles.

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Cyndi    

Crocs actually do live in Fl they can be seen in southern FL, but you are most likely see the alligators, since they are the ones that are more abundant. How on earth do you run one over?

2010 days ago
17.

Jon    

Hey, just to inform you, but Florida has Alligators and crocodiles. However, the american alligator is virtually everywhere BUT the american crocodile is actually very endangered. That's probably why they went through all the trouble to save the critter. Think of it as a panda with scales.

2010 days ago
18.

SpawnOfAzazel    

I take that back, this is a North American Crocodile, and from the looks of it, they are endangered.

2010 days ago
19.

lls    

So, did e money to do this come from "Barack's succulus pakage"?


I am sure it did...........................OUR tax dollars at work!

2010 days ago
20.

mhl    

It's an alligator. And there aren't enough of them. Regulations dictating their "removal" (read: letting trappers kill them) when they exceed a certain length are preventing them from breeding (they are incapable of breeding until they reach that length). With fewer alligators, there will be more small predators like raccoons, which steal eggs out of birds' nests. Eventually the loss of alligators will damage bird populations. So hey--maybe instead of mocking environmental concerns, TMZ could contribute a little something useful to the conversation.

2010 days ago
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biggerstaff    

#4 - Go drink some bleach, please. If those children had been supervised, they likely wouldn't have gotten attacked. You can't blame an animal for being an animal any more than you can blame an idiot for being an idiot.

2010 days ago
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Mandy    

It is an American Crocodile, an endangered species. The snout alone clearly shows it could not be an alligator. Go here for the full story: http://cbs4.com/local/american.crocodile.reptile.2.961534.html . Alligator attacks on humans are rare let alone attacks by American Crocodiles. I believe that's unheard of.

2010 days ago
23.

Lord Xenu    

It would have been cheaper just to turn it into a few pairs of boots and some belts.

2010 days ago
24.

KODIACK    

Where is the outrage??

How many thousands of dollars did this dumb sh*t cost???

If this was an octo-mom surgery there would have been 200 racist posts by now...


2010 days ago
25.

Me33    

Wonder how many starving children that could have fed. More money well spent... Wake up World!!!

2010 days ago
26.

Wanda W.    

To MHL and MANDY .......................ONCE AND FOR ALL, THAT ANIMAL IS A CROCODILE, PEOPLE,HIS SNOUT IS POINTY (LOOK AT IT) ....................... AN ALLIGATORS HEAD IS ROUNDER........................GET IT EVERY ONE, GEEZ !!!!!

2010 days ago
27.

Nameless    

Should have just used duct tape.

2010 days ago
28.

JackieMichele    

I love the way people demonize predators.

1. Who cares where the money came from! If you idiots took the second to think you would realize that hospitals, doctors, and such donate their time and services regularly so the chances that ANYONE paid for this surgery is slim. So pull your thunbs out of your butts, get a job, and start saving your money so you don't have to worry about where every single damn cent of your tax money goes. Jesus! This is actually a good thing.

2. As it has already been said, crocodiles and alligators do live in Florida. The residents of Florida know this just like the residents of Arizona know that rattlesnakes and scorpians live here. Are we supposed to hunt all the rattlesnakes into oblivian just so we can feel safe at night? No! Again, you people are idiots! Watch your damn kids and you will be just fine.

3. TMZ you are just as bad as the idiots who patrol your site. How about you do this: Since you are trying so damn hard to be revelent many you should hire actual journalists instead of pissy, immature, inexperienced high school graduates who have a bone to pick with the world. Any person with google access can do a little bit of research and figure out why this surgery was done outside of your ridiculous snide remark. This is just as bad as you making fun of the Koala who was drinking bottled water after its paws had been burned in the Austrailian wildfires.

2010 days ago
29.

Mandy    

Thanks Wanda, that is exactly what I said.

2010 days ago
30.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



How stupid. just so those DOCTORS would have something to PRACTICE ON.

2010 days ago
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