660-pound alligator transported to Florida vet

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fl. — A massive alligator named Bob was taken to the University of Florida veterinary hospital Friday.

He was transported on a special stretcher and held in place with taut straps.

The 38-year-old reptile lives at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

Doctors noticed Bob had been unable to walk normally. He was taken to the hospital’s radiology department, ActionNewsJax reported.

Officials with UF veterinary medicine said his right rear leg showed signs of osteomyelitis, a bone infection.

The alligator’s condition is being monitored.