Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked together Thursday night to safely remove a 7-foot, 1-inch alligator from a neighborhood in Bonita Springs.
According to LCSO, deputies responded to reports of a nuisance alligator near homes on Flat Stone Loop on the Hawthorne community.
Deputies found the alligator and watched it until a trapper with FWC arrived to safely relocate it.
There were no injuries related to the alligator in the neighborhood.
FWC trapper has arrived! pic.twitter.com/TghfPu3mO4
— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) December 11, 2020
Anyone having trouble with a nuisance alligator is encouraged to call the Florida Wildlife Commission’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286.