12-foot alligator captured on beach

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trappers have captured a 12-foot (3-meter) alligator on a Florida beach.

Treasure Coast Newspapers report the reptile was spotted Sunday night near the Mooring Yacht & Country Club on Vero Beach.

Trapper Justin Morrison says the alligator appeared worn out from trying to get past the waves. He tied up the animal’s limbs and covered its eyes. He says Florida rivers are filled with alligators, but it’s rare to find one on a beach.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office says the alligator will be relocated.


Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.