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A 7-foot, 1-inch alligator was safely relocated after being found near homes in Bonita Springs Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Alligator safely relocated after being found near homes in Bonita Springs

Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked together Thursday night to safely remove a 7-foot, 1-inch alligator from a neighborhood in Bonita Springs.

According to LCSO, deputies responded to reports of a nuisance alligator near homes on Flat Stone Loop on the Hawthorne community.

Deputies found the alligator and watched it until a trapper with FWC arrived to safely relocate it.

There were no injuries related to the alligator in the neighborhood.

Anyone having trouble with a nuisance alligator is encouraged to call the Florida Wildlife Commission’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286.

Writer:WINK News
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