DORAL, Fla -

An 8 1/2-foot alligator was found in the murky waters of a construction zone in Doral early Thursday morning. 

The reptile was found along Northwest 25th Street and 79th Avenue shortly before 5 a.m..

Police tied up the alligator, sealed its mouth with duct tape and waited for wildlife officers who took the gator away. 

The gator was being relocated. 

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