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Alligator seen snapping at cars on Tampa-area highway

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 14:19:48-04

The Florida Highway Patrol said an 8- to 9-foot alligator blocked traffic Wednesday morning on a busy Tampa-area highway.

The incident occurred around 6:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Veterans Expressway near Hutchinson Road. 

FHP had the gator removed but did say it was snapping at cars that were passing by.