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Massive 12-foot, 750-pound gator trapped in Florida

Alligator found roaming near office park

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JUPITER, Fla. – A monster gator weighing over 700 pounds and measuring nearly 12 feet long has been caught in South Florida.

A spokeswoman for Jupiter Police says a trapper caught the unusually large gator near an office park Thursday after a business owner reported it. The reptile weighed nearly 750 pounds and is being taken to a gator farm in Central Florida.

The department posted pictures of officers wrangling with the gator. Photos of the reptile have been shared more than 800 times.

The Sun Sentinel reports alligators are especially active in South Florida during warm weather. Their mating season runs from April through June. For tips on how to safely live with alligators, click here.

This morning officers responded to an alligator call in the Jupiter Commerce Park area. This gator was almost 12 feet...

Posted by The Jupiter Police Department on Thursday, March 28, 2019