12-Foot Alligator Captured After ‘Chasing’ Swimmers in Florida

first_img Watch: Here’s How Florida’s Gatorland Is Preparing for Hurri…Alligators Spotted ‘Swimming’ in Road, Climbing Fences in Florida Another day, another alligator taken into “custody” in Florida. An alligator was captured on Saturday after officials said it chased a group of swimmers in Pasco County.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office posted photos to Facebook of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) trapper assisting in the capture of the alligator, estimated to be about 12- to 15-feet long. Stay on targetcenter_img “PSO, FWC, and an FWC nuisance wildlife trapper responded to reports of an alligator chasing swimmers off of Durney Key today,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote.“There were no injuries and the alligator was transported to a safe location by the trapper,” officials added.(Photo Credit: Pasco Sheriff’s Office)On the agency’s official website, the FWC reminds Floridians to never feed an alligator and to keep your distance if you see one.“Swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours, and keep pets on a leash and away from the water,” the FWC said.More on Geek.com:Rare Albino Alligator Dies After Battling Infection That Turned Him RedAlligator Seen ‘Dragging Body’ Into Florida Lake11-Foot Alligator ‘Breaks Into Home’ in Floridalast_img

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