The Wakulla native is working in South Florida and was featured in a story on invasive caimans

Libby Sutton holds some American crocodile hatchlings
Proud mom Mina Sutton with a copy of the New York Times Science section featuring Libby.

Staff Report

Wakulla native Libby Sutton was featured in the Science section of the New York Times back in October for her work helping corral invasive caimans in South Florida.
Sutton was a 2016 Wakulla High School grad, and graduated from FSU in 2020.

She’s worked in her field as a biologist at Jekyll Island, at the Jones Center at Ichauway prior to getting on with “Croc Docs” – which is a team of biologists, ecological modelers, and outreach specialists on the forefront of wildlife research in south Florida and the Caribbean. The group conducs long-term, applied research and monitoring focused on crocodilians, invasive reptiles, threatened and endangered species, climate change, and human dimensions. In collaboration with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies, we respond to pressing wildlife management needs and provide scientific support for Everglades restoration.
The story in the Times featured photos of Sutton and others in the group capturing invasive caimans for the story “See You Later, Not-An-Alligator.”
In a text to her mom about this article, Sutton wrote, “Please be sure that they make a note that animal are handled under proper permits by trained professionals and that no one should try to recreate the photos.”