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7-foot gator found roaming post office lobby in Florida

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 7-foot alligator was found inside a Florida Post Office. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post the gator was found at the US Post Office facility at 8501 Philatelic Road in Spring Hill. Sheriff’s officials said someone stopped by the post office about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to drop off a package and saw the 7-foot gator roaming around the lobby. The building has automatic double doors that allow off-hours entry, officials said. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considers an alligator a “nuisance” animal if it is...

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Gator bites woman in Florida neighborhood

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – A woman was bitten by an alligator while walking her dog in a Pinellas County neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a 43-year old woman was walking her dog along a small lake at Exeter Court and S Cardinal Drive in Palm Harbor when the incident happened. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries to her lower right leg, FWC said. A contracted nuisance alligator trapper was sent to the scene. FWC is continuing to investigate. Officials with FWC said serious injuries caused...

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Florida family finds 9-foot gator outside their home

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida family found a 9-foot gator near their sliding glass doors on Tuesday! The family in Plant City woke up around 2:45 a.m. to a knock on the sliding glass doors, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. When they flipped on their lights, they found the large alligator. Deputies responded to help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission safely trap the gator. No one was injured. HCSO said the family’s home is near a retention pond. The post Florida family finds 9-foot gator outside their home appeared first on...

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Baby gator found with head & tail cut off in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Neighbors in North West Cape Coral found a baby gator floating in the canal with its head and tail cut off. The man who found it said it didn’t look like the gator was attacked by another animal. It looked like the gator was cut with a sharp object like a knife. People who live along the canal said they always enjoyed seeing the small gator roaming around outside. Seeing it with its head and tail cut off on Friday afternoon was a disturbing sight for many. Florida’s statewide alligator harvest season runs from August 15th to November 1st every year for those...

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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. In other #Florida news, we’ll be experiencing a slightly delayed response time leaving Lehigh Acres Health & Rehab pic.twitter.com/9cPykAwxo8 — Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) May 17, 2021 Wildlife...

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Lehigh Acres gator trapper wrangles gators two days in a row

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.– A gator made itself at home at a Lehigh Acres community on Friday.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission got a call after the four-foot gator made its way from under a car to the back porch of a home.  “I was actually just looking out my back porch and I seen him walking across the yard and I was like ‘Oh, that’s a gator,’” said Mackenzie Marinell. FWC dispatched Tracey Hansen, a gator trapper who has been wrangling for 30-years. “Got here and he had slipped out of the backyard,” said Hansen. “He was along the bushes. Had to chase him down.” In...

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