Huge Alligator Captured Near 2 South Florida Schools

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida have captured a massive alligator near a bicycle path that is close to two schools.

Davie police tell news outlets that officers and a licensed trapper were able to subdue the 11-foot, 450-pound gator along a canal bank Wednesday morning. No one was hurt.

The reptile was about two blocks away from Falcon Cove Middle School and Cypress Bay High School.

Officer Tony Berardo says captured alligators are usually euthanized, but because of its large size the animal will likely be taken to a preserve.

Berardo says the gator did not seem to be afraid of humans, meaning it had likely been getting fed by them, which is a misdemeanor.

 

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