TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 7-foot alligator was caught in the parking
lot of a Gulf coast middle school.
Authorities say the alligator turned up in front of Stewart
Middle School's cafeteria early Monday morning.
Hillsborough County school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said
the alligator was found before students arrived and they were kept
away. No one was hurt.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer
caught the alligator in a back parking lot. It has been turned over
to trapper to be euthanized.