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6-foot alligator removed from Wendy's parking lot

Wildlife officers remove gator caught 'loitering' near Tampa
North of Tampa alligator at Wendy's parking lot
Posted at 10:57 PM, Aug 31, 2022

Florida sheriff's deputies got a call to remove a large alligator seen "loitering" in a Wendy's parking lot north of Tampa.

Police said they had to call in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers to come to remove the gator for the safety of customers.

Images posted to Facebook showed the gator being put into the back of a vehicle to be taken to another location out of the way of humans and domestic animals.

"Deputies were quickly dispatched to assess the situation," the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

It was unclear exactly where Florida Fish and Wildlife took the alligator.