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Alligator captured on Miami Springs golf course to be sent to Everglades

A seven-foot gator was trapped on the 11th hole at the Miami Springs golf course and is now on its was to bigger digs in the Everglades.
A seven-foot gator was trapped on the 11th hole at the Miami Springs golf course and is now on its was to bigger digs in the Everglades. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Golfers aiming for birdies and eagles Wednesday at the Miami Springs golf course instead got an alligator. The seven-foot gator was trapped on the 11th hole near the city's country club — after it moseyed its way about half a mile from the historic Curtiss Mansion.

“Gator is in pond beside city-owned mansion and people in the area are feeding him," states a city complaint. State wildlife officials told the Miami Herald that alligators are more active during spring when temperatures rise.

In Florida, anyone with concerns about an alligator should call the state’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline, 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

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