VENICE, Fla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Sheriff’s deputies assisted Fish and Wildlife officers in capturing a 13-foot alligator on the Florida Gulf Coast.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted photos on social media of the alligator Sunday at Shamrock Park in Venice. Deputies used the hashtags – #OnlyInFlorida and #AllInADaysWork.READ MORE: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of': Call Kurtis Investigates Insurance Rates Pricing People Out Of The Foothills
The trappers posed for a picture with the gator, which had its mouth taped shut.READ MORE: WATCH: Suspect Recorded Running From Hit-And-Run Crash Scene In Sacramento
Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Bauer and Deputy Rob Lowen and Animal Services Supervisor Carl Sellitti assisted with the capture. A trapper took the gator away.
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