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Massive 13-foot alligator captured in Florida

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) -  Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) captured a 13-foot alligator in Venice.

The massive reptile was spotted in Shamrock Park Saturday afternoon.

SNN-TV reports Carl Sellitti, Supervisor at Sarasota County Animal Services, Sgt. Tim Bauer and Deputy Rob Lowen assisted with the capture. The men then waited with the animal until a trapper came to "take the big guy away."

"According to our Animal Services Supervisor who has been with SCSO for 20 years, this may be the largest gator we’ve ever responded to," the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter. 

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