CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 29, 2014) An American crocodile named Poncho that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal died Friday morning while fighting capture by two trappers.
The 12-foot, 300 pound crocodile died on shore after being retained, Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jorge Pino said.
The hunt for Pancho attracted a half-dozen trappers.
The crocodile bit two swimmers who jumped into the canal that runs through the Gables by the Sea community early Sunday.
Neighbors had mixed feelings about the hunt for Pancho.
Some expressed admiration for the crocodile, especially because he found his way back to the area after two relocations.
But others were scared of him.