Woman Finds 7-Foot Gator On Her Lawn

Trappers Capture Large Gator In Apopka Neighborhood

Published On: Oct 28 2011 02:15:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2011 06:37:22 AM EDT
APOPKA, Fla. -

Apopka police were called to a home Thursday evening after a large alligator was found in the front yard of a homeowner.

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Police said they went to 705 E. Magnolia St. after a woman spotted the gator on her lawn.

Police said they called Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers to trap the alligator, but before they could arrive, the beast crawled to a church next door.

When trappers arrived, they were able to capture the large gator.

Officials said the nearest lake was a mile from the home.

Officials said the alligator would have to be destroyed.

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