Baby gator spotted roaming Pembroke Pines neighborhood

4-foot gator found Tuesday morning in Chapel Trail development

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A state contractor removed a baby alligator that was found roaming a Pembroke Pines neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Authorities said residents of the Chapel Trail development near Northwest 207th Avenue and Third Court reported the gator sighting about 8 a.m.

The contractor who captured the gator said it was about 4-feet long and was initially spotted on someone's front lawn.

"We just woke up and my neighbor called me as we were about to go to school, and we saw the alligator there in our front yard," Iriana Quintero said.

The reptile then wandered around the neighborhood before being caught.

The contractor said it took about an hour-and-a-half to trap the gator.

No one was injured.

Residents told Local 10 News reporter MJ Acosta they're worried that the gator's mother isn't far behind, especially since children often play outside in the neighborhood.

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