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Deputies respond to report of alligator hanging out on Parkland porch

Gator hauled away after mouth taped shut

PARKLAND, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office posted a photo of an alligator Thursday on Twitter that was found on the porch of a home in Parkland.

BSO officials said deputies were called to the home on Watercrest Circle about 11 a.m. after the gator was found near the front door.

A photo shows the gator being removed from the property with its mouth taped shut.

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It's unclear where the gator was taken.

Another Parkland homeowner in the same community found an alligator outside their home in April.

Elena Avello told Local 10 News that BSO told her to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, whose officers bound the gator's mouth shut before hauling it away.

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She said the gator was between 5 feet and 6 feet long.

Neighbors said Thursday's gator was the third one found in the neighborhood in the last seven or eight months.

Experts say alligators are often found wandering during this time of year because it is their mating season.

According to the FWC, female alligators lay an average of 32 to 46 eggs in late June or early July and hatching occurs from mid-August through early September.


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