Monster gator captured on Central Florida beach

Deputies help trapper relocate beast to remote area

An 12-foot gator is captured on a beach.
An 12-foot gator is captured on a beach.

VERO BEACH, Fla. – "Jaws" may keep some people out of the ocean, but now another monster may prevent them from going to the beach altogether.

A 12-foot alligator was spotted near the Mooring Yacht & Country Club on Vero Beach in Indian River County, prompting a call to authorities.

Deputies helped a trapper remove the beast, which was crawling on the sand near Saint Christopher Lane.

Trapper Justin Morrison said the alligator appeared worn out from trying to get past the waves. He tied up the animal's limbs and covered its eyes. Morrison said Florida rivers are filled with alligators, but it's rare to find one on a beach.

The gator was relocated to a remote area.

No injuries were reported.

Last night, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the beach near Saint Christopher Lane in...

Posted by Indian River County Sheriff's Office on Monday, October 23, 2017

About the Author: