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Nearly 500-pound gator hit by semi-truck on Florida interstate

Posted: 12:04 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 18:45:12-04
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A nearly 500-pound alligator was hit by a semi-truck on an interstate in north Florida.

It happened just after midnight on June 3 on I-10.

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A semi truck reportedly hit the alligator, which just made it mad.

Broderick Vaughan of Vaughan Gators, LLC responded to the scene. He tells us the gator was 12'1" and weighed 463 pounds.

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Vaughan says it's one of the largest gators he has ever corralled.

He says the gator had to be euthanized, because by law nuisance gators bigger than four feet cannot be released.

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