700-pound crocodile found in back yard

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700-pound crocodile in Lake Tarpon

LAKE TARPON, Fla. - A 700-pound crocodile was found in a woman's Lake Tarpon back yard.

Wildlife experts said finding the crocodile there is highly unusual because they are usually found in south Florida.

A resident snapped a picture of the 11-foot crocodile coming out of the lake behind her north Florida house on Monday.

Neighbors said the animal lived in the lake and avoided being captured for over a year.

"This thing was just so much scarier looking than gators. I'm not so afraid of gators anymore," said resident Wanda Vekasil.

The captured crocodile will be sent to a rehab facility and then released back into the wild.