Florida Fish and Wildlife, Cocoa Police Wrestle Down An 8-Foot Gator

By  //  April 1, 2016

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Cocoa patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex off University Lane to help residents with an unusual threat on Friday. A near 8-foot gator found its way under a resident’s vehicle. (Cocoa Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex off University Lane to help residents with an unusual threat on Friday.  A near 8-foot gator found its way under a resident’s vehicle.

When officers first located the reptile, they called in the Florida Fish and Wildlife agents to remove the reptile.  The agent said it’s the time of year when gators are on the move looking for a mate.

They will move from one body of water to another until they find what they are looking for. But, sometimes they end up in the odd places.

Residents are reminded not to feed gators because it causes them to become a public nuisance and a public hazard.

In many cases, these gators are taken to a gator farm where they will likely be destroyed if it is determined they have been fed by humans.

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Sgt. Doug Levine and Officer Jeff Taylor with FWC Agent Frank Robb. (Cocoa Image)

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Sgt. Doug Levine assists with securing 8-foot gator. (Cocoa Image)

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ABOVE MAP: Cocoa patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex off University Lane to help residents with an unusual threat.  A near 8-foot gator found its way under a resident’s vehicle.


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