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Alligator accused of chasing swimmers captured and removed

The alligator was taken to a safe location.
Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Swimmers in Pasco County were joined by an unwelcome guest Saturday.

Pasco deputies said they worked with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission wildlife trapper to capture an alligator that was chasing swimmers off of Durney Key.

The gator was caught by a wildlife trapper and was removed from the area and taken to a safe location, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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