• Officers lasso 5-foot gator in Winter Haven neighborhood

    By: Kelly Healey

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    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A 5-foot alligator was spotted in a Winter Haven neighborhood Sunday, police said.

    The gator was found hanging out in the middle of the street on Mandolin Boulevard.

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    One police officer lassoed the gator while another officer threw a towel over its eyes.

    The officers relocated the gator to a nearby pond.

    A 5-foot alligator was spotted in the middle of a neighborhood in Winter Haven, police said.
    A 5-foot alligator was spotted in the middle of a neighborhood in Winter Haven, police said.
    Winter Haven Police Department
    A 5-foot alligator was spotted in the middle of a neighborhood in Winter Haven, police said.
    A 5-foot alligator was spotted in the middle of a neighborhood in Winter Haven, police said.
    Winter Haven Police Department

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