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Authorities trap 10-foot alligator in St. Pete neighborhood

March 18, 2023 - Two St. Petersburg Police officers helped a trapper relocate a 10-foot alligator weighing over 400 pounds from a St. Petersburg neighborhood Thursday. Residents along 59th Avenue South, near Maximo Park, said the massive reptile was getting too close to kids playing in the area. In a subsequent Facebook post, a police representative said, “hard to believe alligator trapping used to be part of the police academy requirements not too long ago!!”

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