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10-foot gator found under parked car in Tampa

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 15:21:33-04

TAMPA, Fla. — It's that time of year again, alligator mating season! Which means gators are more active and more visible.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and FWC were called to a Tampa apartment complex last Wednesday when a 10-foot gator was found under a parked car.

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Bodycam video from the sheriff's office shows deputies help a contracted nuisance alligator trapper wrangle the gator.

The gator wasn't harmed and no one was injured. According to the sheriff's office, the trapper took the gator to a farm.