Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers capture a nearly 8 foot alligator after a resident found the beast in her front yard.
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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