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Thu January 23, 2014
Job Posting: Crocodile Handlers Wanted In South Florida
If you’re an outdoorsy type, Florida wildlife officials have a job for you.
But there’s a catch. Actually, several catches – all with very sharp teeth.
In the United States, the only place you’ll find an American crocodile in the wild is South Florida. It used to be an endangered species.
But not anymore.
Now, South Floridians are running into them more and more. Too much, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. And that’s why the agency is looking for people to serve as response agents to handle nuisance crocodile complaints.
The job involves responding to complaint calls, retrieving crocodile carcasses and capturing and relocating the animals when necessary.
It’s a part-time position and pays $25 an hour. But candidates who land the jobs will need to be extra careful when capturing those crocs – there’s no health insurance.
Interested applicants should email SNAP@MyFWC.com with questions and to request an application. Include “Crocodile Response Agent” in the subject line of the e-mail.