• Baby alligator walks into South Florida gas station

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - So, this baby gator walks into a gas station …

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    It sounds like a beginning of a bad barroom joke, but attendants at a gasoline station in South Florida were not amused when the reptile strolled into their building early Tuesday, WPLG reported.

    “You have a what in where?” the dispatcher at the Miami Gardens Police Department responded to the caller that reported the alligator at a Marathon gas station around 1 a.m., the department said in a tweet.

    On its Twitter feed, Miami Gardens police shared photographs of officers Bryan Blanco and Victor Velez posing with the baby gator.

    “Thankfully officer Blanco & officer Velez are skilled wildlife handlers,” the tweet read. 

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    Blanco and Velez, both skilled wildlife handlers, removed the small reptile, WPLG reported.

    After receiving a recommendation from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the police department returned the alligator to its natural habitat, the television station reported. 

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