Gator strolls down Coral Gables sidewalk
Coral Gables and Miami-Dade commissioners have been pushing a pedestrian-friendly plan for the cities for years.
Somehow that message got through to the reptile community.
On Friday morning, a nine-foot-long alligator took a stroll on a sidewalk along Southwest 34th Street and North Waterway Drive in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood not far from Coral Gables just before 7 a.m., said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Katie Purcell.
She said the state agency sent out a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to the neighborhood to remove the toothsome stroller, which was seen in a video clip on the @OnlyInDade Instagram page.
“The alligator will be processed,” Purcell said.
Something tells us that doesn’t mean Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli plans to give the gator the key to the city.