Private plane strikes, kills alligator at Orlando Executive Airport

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 07:54:59-04

 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Someone should have told the alligator to stay in the lake.

News outlets report that an airplane hit an 11-foot alligator that had wandered onto a runway at a small Florida airport, killing the reptile.

The reports say the alligator was killed at Orlando Executive Airport last week.

The Orlando Sentinel quotes airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell as saying there was some damage to the private plane and that wildlife officials reported the alligator to be 500 pounds.

A trapper later removed the alligator's body.

The airport is located near downtown Orlando, and it is surrounded by several lakes.