Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office (April 24, 2013)

Good morning!

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, coffee is brewing... and there's a crocodile dilly-dallying in my yard.

An Islamorada woman called 911 dispatchers yesterday morning to report a crocodile nesting in her front yard in a residential area, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The woman told dispatchers she thought the croc was female and estimated it be 9-feet long.

Responding deputies arrived, along with experts from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who relocated the croc, deputies said.

One big clue it was female: Reports from the scene said the croc had laid 27 eggs.

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