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Photos: Huge gator captured on Florida roadway in the middle of the night

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Posted at 10:27 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 15:37:49-04

A huge gator was caught crossing a Florida street in the middle of the night.

Shortly after 2 a.m., Collier County deputies were called out to Immokalee Rd. and Randall Blvd., where a 10'6" gator was in the roadway.

Fortunately, there wasn't much traffic at that time. Trapper Ray Simonsen came out to wrangle the animal and the scene was cleared more than an hour later.

Deputies say these calls are more common right now because it's the middle of alligator mating season, which wraps up at the end of June.