10-foot alligator removed from Florida neighbourhood

UPI – Residents of a south Florida neighbourhood summoned a wildlife trapper to relocate a 10-foot alligator that took up residence in a neighbourhood lake.

Neighbours in the Jacaranda Lakes community in Plantation said the 10-foot alligator had been living in the lake for some time.

The residents said the alligator had not been involved in any serious incidents, but they were concerned about the potential for confrontations with the large reptile and contacted trappers.

The trappers captured the alligator alive, but it was unclear where it was taken.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suggests that residents with gators living nearby ensure potential food sources are kept safe from the animals. The state operates a nuisance alligator hotline for residents concerned about the presence of gators near their homes.