A Nest FULL of Baby Crocodiles!

A Nest FULL of Baby Crocodiles!

– I’m Coyote Peterson,
he’s Mario Aldecoa and common sense might tell you, never wander into a
nest full of crocodiles. But tonight, we’re
looking to do just that. (adventure themed music) Tonight we’re in Homestead, FL on the grounds of
Turkey Point, which is a nuclear power plant facility. This location is home to one
very unique conservation effort that is helping revitalize
the population of American Crocodiles
in South Florida. Working closely with Wildlife
Biologist Mario Aldecoa our mission is to check
nesting sites to retrieve freshly hatched baby crocodiles
so they can be tagged and recorded before
being released back into the environment. – [Mario] The cooling canals
are meant to provide water for the reactor, however
the property which is like 4000 acres of just canal
system, turned out to be excellent nesting habitat. – [Coyote] Are any of these
crocodiles radioactive? – [Mario] No, no
they’re not radioactive. – [Coyote] Okay so we’re
not going to run into Godzilla out there tonight? – [Mario] I’m always hoping
to find Godzilla out there. I don’t think it’s going
to happen, but there are some monster crocs
out there for sure. – This is where Mario
found a nest earlier today. We just saw a hatchling
right along side here, but it got away, so hopefully
as we go up by the nest we’ll find a few that
are still unearthing. – [Mario] This is exactly
what I’m looking for, you see this?
– [Coyote] Yeah. – [Mario] This trail, it’s
called a crocodile drag and it’s basically the female
coming up to inspect the nest. So let’s follow the trail, and
see if we come upon the nest. This is interesting. Unfortunately, hatchlings
have a lot of predators. Fire ants are a big predator. – [Coyote] So we’re
standing in fire ants? – [Mario] We’re standing
in fire ants. – Oooh. – I don’t see any dead crocs
here, so luckily the female took them all to the water
before they got preyed on. – [Coyote] Look at that,
there’s just covered, ow, geez. Just, ahhhh! Wow, they really burn
when they bite, too! Ow, okay, no more
handling of fire ants. Geez. – [Mario] One thing I always
do is I always want to make sure that there’s
nothing inside the nest. – [Coyote] Kind of just digging
in the fire ants, there. – Yeah, but I’m also making
sure that there’s no, like hatchlings that were left
behind. – [Coyote] Okay. – Sometimes the female,
she’ll try and grab as many as she can, but she
might forget some. So I’m just going
to check real quick. Nothing, okay. We built ponds on
some of these islands and the ponds fill
up with fresh water and the females will transport
the babies to those ponds. – [Coyote] Okay. – That’s
where we’re going to go check. That’s our highest probability
of getting some hatchlings. – Sweet, let’s go to the pond
and find some hatchlings. (boat motor whirring) Mario gave me the signal
that he’s got some hatchlings in his pond, but there are
so many mosquitos we’re getting eaten alive, so
we’re going to move quick, get in there, extract the
babies, get back on the air boat and get away from
these mosquitos. Alright, come on, let’s go. – [Mario] Coyote?
– [Coyote] Yeah? – [Mario0 I got one
here for you, come here. Walk in, I got you, ready? Got him?
– [Coyote] Got him, got him. Here we go, a little hatchling. – [Mario] What they do is
they usually stay in clumps for protection.
– [Coyote] Okay. – [Mario] Especially when
they’re just born like this that makes it really easy
for us to come and just snatch them.
– [Coyote} Gotchya. (babies chirping) Baby crocodiles, listen
to them chirping! Hopefully they’re
not calling Mom. So what we’re going to do
now is head back to the lab, get the data that Mario needs, and then take them back
out to release them. – Yeah
– Sounds good, alright. And get out of these
mosquitos, too. (orchestral strings) This is the success of
all the work that the crocodile research team is
doing here at Turkey Point. Okay so we have the
adventure in the field and now it’s time
to collect the data. – [Mario] First let’s put
him on that scale there, let’s get it’s weight. – [Coyote] Okay
– [Mario] Perffect. What have we got? – [Coyote] Alright, 53.8 grams.
– [Mario] 53.8. Okay so this is, this
is an important aspect. These scutes can be cut
off, they won’t grow back. It’s going to be
like a little pinch. The key is to do it
fast and accurate. – [Mario] Kind of like
the social security number for the crocodile? – Yeah, yeah so if we
ever capture a juvenile or an adult out in the system,
we can see if it’s been recaptured just by
looking at it’s tail. – [Coyote] Okay.
– [Mario] Okay? So 1,752. Now we’ve got our tagger chip. – [Coyote] Oh!
– [Mario] Okay. – This is the little
tracking meter that you put in these guys so when
they’re out there in the field and you’re scanning them,
that’s what shows us his number? – [Mario] Yep, so that’s going
to at the base of the tail. Just like that. (beeping)
Done. So he’s good to go. We can actually release him now. – So that, is a crocodile
ready to be released back into the wild. Mario I can’t thank you enough
for this experience tonight this is conservation at
it’s finest right here. The American Crocodile heading
back off into the wilds of Turkey Point. You guys ready? They say “Get me in the
water, we’re ready to thrive!” Alright, a hand
full of crocodiles. And off you go. I’m sure you guys have plenty
of questions for Mario and I, leave your comments below
and let us know what else you need to know about
crocodile conservation. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. If you thought that
was one wild adventure, check out these other
animal encounters! And don’t forget, subscribe,
to follow me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (animal sounds)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “A Nest FULL of Baby Crocodiles!

  1. Will Dabeast says:

    so your taking the babies away from the mom? where you taking them?

  2. Mongoloid Mike says:

    The noise they make is so innocent

  3. Trace Mitchell says:

    They’d make a great pet if they’d stay that small. Why do animals have to grow up? It’s like dogs why do puppies have to grow up?

  4. Shirley Yang says:

    puppy and bunny

  5. Denisse Rubio says:

    Are you going to let your daughter touch a little character

  6. Doomkitty Lily says:

    This was published 4 years ago today and 2018 anyone

  7. Nickole McElroy says:

    You’re so cool and videos

  8. Lord Freeza says:

    Cutest reptile ever baby crocodiles and alligators

  9. Viv Burke says:

    I thought it was going to bite you

  10. Mercury the hedgehog says:

    Can you make dinosaur like reptiles

  11. Tristan Price says:

    They are so cute :3

  12. T H A T O N E K I D says:

    I like how coyote it like let’s go to the pond and find this exotic animal and I’m like let’s go to the pond and find this super common sun fish ;-; dying inside (Canada is boring)

  13. CocoDog GR says:

    It's a me Mario

  14. Thiyagarajan Muthu says:

    Wait mario joined the team after this?

  15. ian farago says:

    I was so confused, I was like why is Coyote acting like he doesn’t know Mario?? ?

  16. ian farago says:

    This is when Coyote and Mario fell in love with each other

  17. Aleyna nasser and madina Tube says:

    I love your vids and i subed

  18. Kales says:

    I like the new rampage movie


  19. Kales says:

    Those little babies has now darn idea what the heck is going on.

  20. Gregory Wells says:

    Baby crocodiles are so cute. I wish I could have one as a pet (but that is impossible). Where was the mom during this time? (From my 8 year old daughter)

  21. Gusto says:

    "No more handling of fire ants" ))) That's a bit premature )

  22. Notluck says:

    Wth do you this stuff

  23. jinyoung baek says:

    Isn't mario your camra man?

  24. Jessie's World says:

    Can meh catch a western bannded gecko

    Just so u know I have a REPTILE business Essex reptile encounters it's called

  25. Mud Bud says:

    Awwww their so cute

  26. Taylor Vance says:

    I was wondering why in the hell he didn't just say and Mario is gonna show us this…. Mario was certainly an awesome addition to the team. So sweet and calm and loves nature.

  27. Taylor Vance says:

    Fire ants eat crocodiles? And "no more handling of fire ants" more like bullet ants.

  28. Taylor Vance says:

    OMG they are so beautiful and so cute…. and weigh less than my sugar gliders wtf

  29. Carmen Roman says:

    Baby crocodile ?

  30. Aria Stokes says:

    there SO CUTE?

  31. Fuck da World says:

    All those baby’s got eaten the same night facts

  32. kathy tran says:

    aren't they croc-napping?

  33. Christian Martinez says:

    That's so cute and cool??

  34. Ruqaya Zazi says:

    Wow, that was before Mario even joined the groop

  35. Ruqaya Zazi says:

    Sorry I spelled group wrong

  36. Frosting Cupcake says:


  37. melanie f says:

    so cute!!!!

  38. Christina Cobb says:

    U guys are very very brave

  39. russ Lindsay says:

    THEIR SO CUTE!!!!!

  40. Drummer Carson says:

    Does a T Rex Mom lay eggs the Sam way Crocs does?

  41. Anime Figure Collections says:

    There so adorable!

  42. Maddie Gallegos says:

    How old are the Crocs

  43. Milky Way says:


  44. April Byrd says:

    I know they don't grow up to be cute at all but they are so cute now ?

  45. Haruki Watanabe says:

    can't believe how big they grow

  46. Addie Kellington says:

    where was the mamma gator

  47. Alucard, More Awesome Than Chuck Norris! says:

    Godzilla, contrary to popular belief, is not technically a reptile. Well, the 2014 version is. But most of the time, he's a mammal.

  48. Gabriel Hughes says:

    It would be so messed up if the mama crocodile right their wanted for them.

  49. Tabris says:

    3:52 CUTE.

  50. Everbodylovesjames Theabandonedrobloxaccount says:

    So you know about Godzilla my sons a big fan

  51. BangShanghai says:

    Baby crocs are adorbs

  52. Grizzly bear says:

    Where is their mother

  53. Trenton Mauldin says:

    How did you find them

  54. Gaming for fun ! prodigy says:


  55. Tyrannic Productions says:

    Wait if that power plant explodes… We will have kaiju crocs

  56. Shawarmang says:

    So that thing that weighs 1/10th of a pound can grow up to be a 2000+ pound monster. Interesting

  57. Dennis B says:

    Why didn't you put them back in the nest where you found them? :/

  58. Spencer Baxter54 says:

    Baby crocs are so cute.

  59. Garry Reyom says:

    I thought Crocs lived in salt water with brackish water

  60. Anne Foley says:

    Mario is my new favorite person

  61. Obed Mayo says:

    I see how how morio got in the gang

  62. richard seeger says:

    you guys are crazy

  63. sonia ortiz says:

    The dislikes are from the moms.?

  64. Ben Padron says:

    So many inappropriate things I would love to say about Coyote ?…. buy i know this is a family friendly channel, so I won't ?

  65. ren dog says:

    So cute

  66. ren dog says:

    I have a pet beaded dragon

  67. simon ghost riley says:

    Find a baby croc and get it and let it grow and you will have a pet croc

  68. Nicksar Patoc says:

    coyote: listen to them chirping…
    crocs: (stops chirping)

    wise crocs….

  69. All Powerful Mitochondria says:

    You put it in his butt?!?! ?

  70. Klap Trap says:

    I'd imagine if a crocodile was infected with radiation and turned into the first Godzilla in history xd

  71. Robin Morino says:

    Wow beautiful I love nature especially reptiles. I know Florida have Gators but didn't know they had so many crocodiles. On that note funny how Mario sounds a bit Moody, defensive slight attitude on his voice there. Or maybe it's just a Floridian thing. Mario was digging into the fire ants like nothing like it didn't hurt. I got bit all over my body in Puerto Rico by riding a bike and hitting a tree with a stick they all fell on me and beat me at the same time they were red ants. I also got kicked by a horse over there. Good job Kylie Peterson coyote Brave wilderness..

  72. Susan Snyder says:

    Welcome to Florida. The insects try to kill people capital of the US.

  73. No Longer Posting Videos says:

    Coyote Peterson: “No more handling of fire ants.”
    Me: Honey you’ve got a big storm coming!

  74. Pulkit Khattar says:

    I don't understand the compulsive need to put a tracer on everything

  75. Melissa Baddeley says:

    what do the crocodile eat

  76. Sandy Yuwono says:

    Hi my name is matthew i live in indonesia i want to catch shark and fish and crab.

  77. The Allosaurus says:

    Coyote the crocodile kid kidnapper

  78. Lass-in Angeles says:

    I'm glad that Coyote was bitten by fire ants. That will teach you some humility when invading natural spaces. Nature is the star here, not you. Its about Nature, not you. Have some respect for it, and stop being so overtly macho. Its annoying and arrogant.

  79. Mystic Kitty says:


  80. Kronos Rogers says:

    Aww mom must have been so scared

  81. Isabelle says:

    Wait, so is coyote a zoologist? Or just a guy who likes to get bitten?

  82. James Findley says:

    How are u all so brave

  83. TheMeekWarrior says:

    Does taking the babies away from mom effect the chances of them being protected by her when they are returned? How long does the mother crocodile behave protectively towards them?

  84. Darren Russell says:

    I love crocodile's

  85. Srihari Kaninghat says:

    Have you put a tag on the crocodile

  86. inky 88 says:

    Why are baby crocodiles so damn cute…

  87. The Best One says:

    Who wants him to get bit by a tiger

  88. Jarrett Vann says:

    Coyote can you handle a tiger and tell them about the dangers about having these guys as pets

  89. Claudio Micallef says:

    Cayote, Mario – did you guys release the hatchlings at the same spot you found them?

  90. Antonio AJ Cruz says:


  91. fluffypenguins13356 penguin says:

    The ants ??

  92. Jocelyn Hamilton says:

    What advise do you have for people who want to do things that you do for a living

  93. Raw_Smoking408 says:

    Nobody :"those are fire ants"
    Coyote: 'touches a egg shell full of them'- ???

  94. Dl4p says:

    He should get bitten by a crocodile

  95. School Is awful says:

    Oh my gosh… they make the cutest noise

  96. Ruby Anderson says:

    I love baby crocodile,s and nature can I have your number

  97. Ruby Anderson says:

    Oh when you send me your number I will call you and I will call to ask you if I can have a baby crocodile. From tahlia pino

  98. Wiled Lacsamana says:


  99. doorframepush says:

    He got so hurt by that ant bite lol

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