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VIDEO: Mamma crocodile moves babies from nest

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Some University of Florida researchers have managed to get up close and personal with crocodiles, without putting their lives in danger.

The "Croc Docs" are a team of biologists, ecologists and outreach specialists who conduct wildlife research in South Florida and the Caribbean.

They set up some surveillance-type cameras that allowed them to monitor crocodile activity.

One camera recorded dramatic, close up video of a mother crocodile removing babies from a nest.

In the video, you see the mother opening up her nest and then helping her hatchlings make their first trip to the water.

Look closely at the mother crocodile's head and you will see her carrying a small hatchling in her mouth.

The CrocDocs also conducted a study about invasive Tegu Lizards and how they are threatening Florida's ecosystem. The study includes video of the lizards stealing eggs from an alligator nest.

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