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'Massive gator' caught near Florida school bus stop

Posted: 12:40 PM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 12:45:30-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A 9-foot alligator was removed from a Florida bus stop where kids were waiting for their school bus nearby.

The Collier County Sheriff's office says that they were called to a residential area of Golden Gate city Thursday morning to deal with the 9-foot prehistoric reptile.

"Kids were waiting nearby at their bus stop, but we're pretty sure this critter wasn't heading to school," the sheriff's office wrote in a Facebook post.

Thankfully, no one was injured while the male alligator was captured and removed.