Alligator caught on a fishing pole in Florida ocean surf

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On Oct. 12, the MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife received calls about a nuisance alligator on the beach at Delray Beach. An FWC-contracted nuisance alligator trapper was dispatched to remove the alligator.
On Oct. 12, the MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife received calls about a nuisance alligator on the beach at Delray Beach. An FWC-contracted nuisance alligator trapper was dispatched to remove the alligator.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Do you think you have the best fish tale to tell at this year’s holiday party? Think again. Officials in Florida were able to hook a large alligator with a fishing pole in the surf at Delray Beach this week.

After reports from residents about an alligator frolicking on the beach, Florida Fish and Wildlife showed up to relocate the massive reptile, hook, line, and sinker.

The gator was transferred to a farm alive.

The incident went smoothly, but police officers from the Delray Police Department and Delray Beach Fire and Rescue lifeguards were on the scene, just in case.

“While the American alligator prefers freshwater lakes, slow-moving rivers, and wetlands, they are occasionally seen in brackish water. Alligators can tolerate saltwater for short periods,” Delray officials said.

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