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

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.

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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.

 

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