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Video shows deputies capture gator in crowded grocery store parking lot in Sarasota

Posted at 7:35 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 14:36:21-05

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota County deputies saved the day when they captured a gator from a parking lot in Sarasota.

The sheriff's office shared the video on their Facebook page on Thursday.

Watch the video here:




According to the post, Sergeant Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling were able to protect Sarasota County residents from a 4-foot gator who found his way to the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Fruitville Road in Sarasota.


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The gator appears to have been underneath an SUV as a passenger and driver were sitting in the vehicle.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says the gator has been relocated to a body of water in easter Sarasota County.