An 11-foot alligator wandering onto a Southwest Ranches bike trail met his match Wednesday morning.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission snagged the 450-pound gator after Davie Police found the massive reptile on a bike trail near the intersection of Griffin Road and Bonaventure Boulevard in Southwest Ranches. A jogger had seen the gator earlier.
Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said the trapper for the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program, a division of FWC, estimated the gator to be 40 to 50 years old — certainly older than the human-constructed surroundings. On its Facebook page, Davie Police said SNAP had been looking for the gator for a while. FWC could not be reached for comment.