I love a good Florida story. So much so that I basically do a weekly series on it, “This Week In Florida News.” Today’s is about as Florida as they come: cops handcuffing an actual alligator.
A seven-foot visitor skulking about the Town University Luxury Apartments parking lot in Davie was apprehended, cuffed and shipped to a less populated part of the state this weekend. These are the things that happen in Florida: They have seven-foot dinosaurs just wandering around.
The American alligator, found at 5500 S. University Drive, was getting too close to the human residents, so they called the police.
Davie police tweeted a picture of the gator — all four legs cuffed with electrical tape and a towel over its head. “They are dangerous,” said Davie Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Leone, who added that a dog was being walked not far from where the alligator was found.
A gator trapper from the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program was brought in to relocate the walking fossil.
Stay Florida-ing, Florida.
[h/t Sun Sentinel]