7-foot gator caught outside Lehigh Acres hospital
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A 7-foot alligator was captured while wandering around the parking lot of Lehigh Acres Health & Rehab on Lee Blvd Monday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Lehigh Acres Fire Department responded to the scene after reports of the gator chasing people in a nearby bank parking lot, according to FWC.
Wildlife officials said they believe the gator was just trying to go from one body of water to another in its journey across Lee Boulevard around 3:45 p.m. No injuries were reported.
An alligator trapper was called in to relocate the animal.