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Large alligator caught in Pinecrest neighborhood

7-and-a-half foot alligator captured in backyard

PINECREST, Fla. – A day after issuing an alligator warning to residents, the Pinecrest Police Department announced it had captured one of the large animals.

The 7-and-a-half foot alligator was caught in the 7100 block of 133rd Street on Wednesday morning.

Pinecrest police sent out a picture of the alligator on its Facebook page.

Tuesday, the department sent out an alert to Pinecrest residents after a homeowner noticed an alligator in their backyard.

The alligator capture on Wednesday was on the shore near a canal.

Police say that a licensed animal catcher is now attempting to catch a second alligator that was spotted on Tuesday evening.

NOTICE: A seven and a half foot alligator was caught on the shore of a house in the 7100 block of 133rd Street by a...

Posted by Pinecrest Police Department on Wednesday, May 18, 2016