7-foot alligator on I-295 slows down traffic in Jacksonville

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An alligator slowed down drivers on I-295 in Jacksonville on Sunday.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they responded to a call about a wandering alligator on I-295 northbound at Butler Boulevard.

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JSO officers responded to the scene to help direct traffic.

A viewer sent dash cam video that captured the reportedly 7-foot long reptile. The animal appears to be resting against the concrete median barrier of the interstate.

Other drivers say they caught a glimpse of the reptile.