Alligator hangs out on front porch on Mother's Day

Posted at 10:33 PM, May 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-12 22:33:00-04

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A large alligator found hanging out on the front porch on Mother's Day has been bagged and transported to Everglades Holiday Park.

Alfonso Castaneda of Parkland woke up Sunday morning to find the large reptile on his porch. He called the Gator Boys to remove the gator.

The family told WPLG TV ( ) that at first they thought it was a Mother's Day prank- that the gator wasn't real.

A trapper dragged the gator into a side yard, tapped its jaw and bagged it.