13-foot gator pulled from swimming area at Florida spring

An alligator estimated by a sheriff’s deputy at 13 feet long decided to take a swim in a Florida park Saturday.

A reptile that size is not usually cause for alarm, except this one took a dip in a designated swimming area at Silver Glen Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest. That, obviously, was a problem.

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, gathered some trappers and pulled the gator ashore, then posted to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, “Crikey!! Look at the size of that gator!”

CRIKEY!! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT GATOR!! MCSO Patrol Deputy David Christmas responded to a call of a 13-foot alligator...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, March 4, 2017