Speed bump? 12-foot alligator found on side of Florida highway

Troopers say alligator near I-95 at mile marker 78

A 12-foot alligator waits on the side of Interstate 95 in Collier County. (Florida Highway Patrol)

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Collier County troopers made the type of traffic stop you only see in Florida on Monday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers found a 12-foot alligator on the side of Interstate 75.

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Officials said they were trying to keep the gator from traveling in the lanes near mile marker 78.

FHP urges drivers to proceed with caution.

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