Gator was almost 12 feet long and weighed about 750 pounds. (Credit: Jupiter Police Department)
FILE: Gator was almost 12 feet long and weighed about 750 pounds. (Credit: Jupiter Police Department/FILE)

12-foot, 750-pound gator trapped in Florida

A massive gator weighing over 700 pounds (318 kilograms) and measuring nearly 12 feet (4 meters) long has been caught in South Florida.

About 12-feet-long and 750 pound alligator. (Credit: Jupiter Police Dept.)
About 12-feet-long and 750 pound alligator. (Credit: Jupiter Police Dept.)

A spokeswoman for Jupiter Police says a trapper caught the unusually large gator near an office park Thursday after a business owner reported it. The reptile weighed nearly 750 pounds (340 kilograms) and is being taken to a gator farm in central Florida.

The department posted pictures of officers wrangling with the gator that said the following:

This morning officers responded to an alligator call in the Jupiter Commerce Park area. This gator was almost 12 feet long and weighed about 750 pounds. He was carefully removed without harm from the area and relocated to a safe place.

Photos of the reptile have been shared more than 800 times.

The Sun Sentinel reports alligators are especially active in South Florida during warm weather. Their mating season runs from April through June.

Author: Associated Press / WINK News
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