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Gator found in Seminole County under construction equipment


A Seminole County sheriff’s deputy and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer found a 5-foot alligator hiding out under some construction equipment this weekend. Related video above: How to avoid alligators during mating seasonSomeone called the sheriff’s office over the weekend when they spotted the gator walking toward traffic near State Road 17/92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The sheriff’s office said the gator had been heading toward the road, but eventually hid under some construction equipment in the area. The deputy and FWC officer captured the gator without incident and relocated him to a safer area. Alligator sightings during the month of April are not uncommon in Florida. Though the mating season for alligators is in May and June, April is considered a courtship period.Wildlife officials said alligators increasing their movements means it’s more important than ever to not feed them and not make them feel like it’s OK to be up close.Officials also said that people should never deal with an alligator alone. Officials urge people to contact FWC so an expert trapper can capture the alligator.

A Seminole County sheriff’s deputy and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer found a 5-foot alligator hiding out under some construction equipment this weekend.

Related video above: How to avoid alligators during mating season

Someone called the sheriff’s office over the weekend when they spotted the gator walking toward traffic near State Road 17/92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

The sheriff’s office said the gator had been heading toward the road, but eventually hid under some construction equipment in the area.

The deputy and FWC officer captured the gator without incident and relocated him to a safer area.

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Alligator sightings during the month of April are not uncommon in Florida.

Though the mating season for alligators is in May and June, April is considered a courtship period.

Wildlife officials said alligators increasing their movements means it’s more important than ever to not feed them and not make them feel like it’s OK to be up close.

Officials also said that people should never deal with an alligator alone. Officials urge people to contact FWC so an expert trapper can capture the alligator.

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