United States: They catch an alligator of almost 3 meters in the patio of a house in Florida

And alligator of more than almost three meters was found this Saturday in a house in Davie, in the south of Florida, USAby a family that had breakfast in the backyard and had no other option to remove it than to notify the local authorities.

“We’re guessing it came from the pond up there, but our door was open because it was broken,” Tina Mermelstein told Local 10.

Two specialists from the Commission for the Conservation of Wildlife and Fisheries of Florida (FWC, for its acronym in English) immediately appeared at the house and immobilized the animal after an uncomfortable task, according to the images distributed by the aforementioned television channel.

The two hunters used rope and a long restraining pole to immobilize the large reptile, then wrapped duct tape around its mouth before finally pulling it out of the house and into a truck with the help of a third person.

During the maneuver, the alligator kept its mouth open showing a huge bite.

According to the same medium, the alligatorwhose age was not specified, will be taken to one of the conservation farms for these animals that FWC has in West Palm Beach (southeast) or Naples (southwest).

Animals in coexistence

On April 27, an alligator more than three meters long forced traffic to be cut off on a state highway on the outskirts of the city of Oviedo (downtown Florida).

The alligator emerged from Lake Jesup and crossed the road during heavy traffic causing motorists to panic, though it was not aggressive, according to photos from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

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Agents from the sheriff’s office and the Oviedo police put an end to the alligator’s adventures, cornering him with their cars until he took him to the ditch.

There they waited for a trapper sent by the FWC to get him away from the place. Each spring the FWC publishes tips for safely coexisting with alligators and crocodiles in Florida.

“The signs of spring – warm weather, blooming flowers and nesting birds – are occurring all over Florida. Warmer temperatures also mean that alligators are more active and visible,” says that manual with recommendations to follow in and out of the water, which is the natural environment of these animals.

According to the state entity, serious injuries caused by these “annoying” reptiles are rare in Florida.

The alligator is a conservation success story in Floridawhich has a “healthy and stable” population, estimated at 1.3 million animals of all sizes.

They are found in freshwater lakes, ponds, swamps, and slow-moving rivers in all 67 counties of Floridadice FWC.


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