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Massive gator trapped after wandering onto Florida interstate

A semi-truck hit the 12-foot, 463-pound gator.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Trappers caught a massive gator earlier this month that was wandering on Interstate 10.

WKMG reported a semi-truck hit the 12-foot, 463-pound gator. The gator survived.

Trappers removed the gator from I-10 near the Monroe Street exit. The Miami Herald reported the trapping caused temporary lane closures.

Vaughan Gators, LLC posted a picture of the gator on its Facebook page.

WKMG said the injuries to the gator were so bad it later had to be euthanized. 

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