Video courtesy of Bill Roth

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies and a trapper wrangled a more than 10-foot long alligator on the road in Collier County early Wednesday morning.

The gator was trapped on Immokalee Road near Randall Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m., according to witnesses.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office posted photos to Facebook after the gator was trapped:

"Thankfully, traffic wasn't too bad that time of night. Trapper Ray Simonsen came out to wrangle the animal, and the scene was cleared more than an hour later," the post reads.

The sheriff's office explained that incidents like this are more common this time of year due to mating season, which ends at the end of June.

 

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