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7-foot alligator sneaks into Hernando County post office

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 13:55:00-04

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — An alligator found its way into a Spring Hill post office early Wednesday morning.

At about 3:30 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the U.S Post Office facility located at 8501 Philatelic Road in Spring Hill after receiving a call about a 7-foot alligator roaming the lobby area.

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The alligator was spotted by a patron who came to the post office to mail a package. This post office location features automatic double doors that allow entrance into the lobby.

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A trapper responded and safely removed the alligator from the lobby.