according to On Saturday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted photos on their Facebook page that a 13-foot alligator had “taken residence” in a designated swimming zone of Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area.
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – This story will have any swimmer thinking twice before taking a dip in a fresh body of water in Florida.
However, let this be a reminder that any fresh body of water in Florida could contain a reptile or two looking for a meal.
The swimming area was reopened after the gator was removed.
A deputy called a few trappers to the scene where they pulled the alligator on shore.
13-foot gator pulled from swimming area at Florida spring
According to a sheriff’s deputy, a 13-foot alligator took a swim in a Florida park on Saturday.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that they called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to gather trappers and pull the gator ashore.
Look at the size of that gator,” the post said.
Though the creatures are not usually cause for alarm at that size, it’s chosen swimming location is one that tourists often frequent — the Silver Glen Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest.
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according to A 13-foot gator was grinning as he spent his Saturday in a designated swimming area in Salt Springs, Florida.
All smiles: The 13-foot gator grins as he swims in the designated swimming zone at Silver Glenn Springs Recreation AreaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission called trappers to capture the gator’CRIKEY!!
The Marion County Sherriff’s Office posted the photos of the giant alligator being captured at Silver Glenn Springs Recreation Area.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission contacted trappers to help wrangle the beast and get him to shore.
Since the gator went to the trappers, according to the FWC, he is likely dead by now and will be sold off as gator meat and his hide.
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