CITRUS PARK, Fla. — CITRUS PARK, Fla. – Two Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies helped remove an alligator found in a backyard.

Deputies Carpenter and Libby captured the 3- to 4-foot gator, safely removed it and released it into a nearby pond, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

The sheriff’s office posted three photos of the deputies and gator.

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