HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A crocodile was spotted Monday morning on the beach in Hollywood, Florida.
A news helicopter was above the scene as the crocodile was motionless on the sand. Waves were crashing over the reptile.
A large crowd gathered on the beach near Surf Road and Hayes Street to watch the motionless crocodile from behind police tape.
After standing motionless for several minutes, the crocodile eventually walked back towards the ocean.
Hollywood police officers were standing nearby.
"Right now, we're just keeping everyone away from the shore as much as possible, for their safety, as well as the crocodile," Officer Christian Lata said.
Eventually, the crocodile walked back towards the ocean and seemed to soak up the salt water.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and a trapper later arrived and captured the crocodile.