12-foot, 750-pound gator trapped in Jupiter

Officials say a trapper caught the unusually large gator near an office park Thursday.
[Jupiter Police Department]
[Jupiter Police Department]
Published March 30
Updated March 30

JUPITER — A massive gator weighing over 700 pounds and measuring nearly 12-feet long has been caught in South Florida.

A spokeswoman for Jupiter Police says a trapper caught the unusually large gator near an office park Thursday after a business owner reported it. The reptile weighed nearly 750 pounds and is being taken to a gator farm in central Florida.

The department posted pictures of officers wrangling the gator. Photos of the reptile have been shared more than 800 times.

The Sun Sentinel reports alligators are especially active in South Florida during warm weather. Their mating season runs from April through June.

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