Woman finds 7-foot gator on her lawn

12:10 PM, Apr 29, 2011   |    comments
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers capture a nearly 8 foot alligator after a resident found the beast in her front yard.
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APOPKA, Florida (WKMG) -- Apopka police were called to a home Thursday evening after a large alligator was found in the front yard of a homeowner.

Police said they went to 705 E. Magnolia St. after a woman spotted the gator on her lawn.

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Police said they called Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers to trap the alligator, but before they could arrive, the beast crawled to a church next door.

When trappers arrived, they were able to capture the large gator.

Officials said the nearest lake was a mile from the home.

Officials said the alligator would have to be destroyed.

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