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‘Bump in the night’: Florida driver hits gator on U.S. 1

An alligator was struck by a car in Cocoa.
An alligator was struck by a car in Cocoa.

COCOA, Fla. – Need any more evidence that it’s Friday the 13th in the year 2020?

A driver in Central Florida ran over a gator on U.S. 1 overnight.

Luckily, the driver and the alligator are OK, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is finding the gator a “safer place to roam,” police in the city of Cocoa say.

“The things that go bump in the night: patrol officers rescued this little guy as he wandered into dangerous territory,” the Cocoa Police Department wrote in a tweet. “He was hit by a car on US1 at Dixon Blvd. He was fine and the driver was not injured.”

Be careful out there!


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