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13-foot gator captured at Florida swimming hole

Posted: 5:52 AM, Mar 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-06 15:50:55Z
13-foot gator captured at Fla. swimming hole
13-foot gator captured at Fla. swimming hole

This story will have any swimmer thinking twice before taking a dip in a fresh body of water in Florida. 

On Saturday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office posted photos on their Facebook page that a 13-foot alligator had "taken residence" in a designated swimming zone of Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. 

 

A deputy called a few trappers to the scene where they pulled the alligator on shore.  FWC contracted-trappers then took the gator into their custody.

The swimming area was reopened after the gator was removed.  

However, let this be a reminder that any fresh body of water in Florida could contain a reptile or two looking for a meal. 

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