7-foot alligator slows traffic on Florida interstate

7-foot alligator slows traffic on Florida interstate

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An alligator slowed traffic on I-295 in Jacksonville on Sunday.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they responded to a call about a wandering alligator on the northbound side of I-295.

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When they arrived, deputies helped direct traffic.

Dash cam video from a driver showed authorities capturing the reportedly 7-foot long reptile.

The animal appeared to be resting against the concrete median barrier of the interstate.