This Florida native feels compelled to correct Mr. Brian J. Noggle and assure him that along with alligators the United States of America does indeed also have crocodiles. As you can see from the above link, they “cohabit” with alligators. Hence the confusion, I guess. People don’t really think of crocodiles in America for some reason. Maybe because unlike the alligator, the crocodile is not considered worthy of turning into purses and steaks? Anyway, they especially love the area around the nuclear power plant at Turkey Point, south of Miami where I grew up. That’s one nuclear power plant that’s safe from terrorist attacks; even the most fanatic of jihadis ready to blow themselves to bits for Allah would hesitate to first run the gauntlet of giant mutant radioactive crocodiles.