• Daytona Beach police help alligator find way back to water

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A group of Daytona Beach police officers used a yield traffic sign to shoo away an unwanted, four-legged customer outside a gas station. 

    Police said a small alligator was found behind a RaceTrac on Beville Road on Tuesday. 

    A delivery man spotted the animal as he was throwing away some boxes behind the business. 

    Sgt. Bob Ransom and Officers Kera Cantrell and Nick Gurucharri came to the rescue. 

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    Video posted to Facebook shows Ransom steering the alligator out of the garbage area and into a pond. 

    He used a yield traffic sign the business had stored in the back after the sign had been knocked down on the street.

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