7-foot alligator found roaming school soccer field

PARKLAND, FL -- Wildlife officials have captured a 7-foot alligator found roaming the soccer field at a South Florida elementary school.

A Broward Sheriff's sergeant said the gator was spotted Friday and was in a place where it would not have easily gotten back to nature on its own. A deputy lassoed the reptile's tile and the sergeant held the gators mouth closed while a wildlife official taped it together.

The Sun Sentinel reports a trapper took custody of the alligator, which will be taken elsewhere or euthanized.
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