Alligator captured after chasing pedestrians outside Florida Wendy’s, deputies say

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — You never know where you might find a gator in Florida – including the Wendy’s parking lot.

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According to WBBH, crews from multiple agencies, including the Lehigh Acres Fire Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, responded to reports that an alligator was spotted near Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres on Monday.

“GATOR CHASE,” the Sheriff’s Office tweeted Monday afternoon. “Deputies responded to Lee Blvd today after this 6-ft gator chased pedestrians through a Wendy’s parking lot. He may have just been ‘hangry’ for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare!”

The Fire Department also shared a video of the reptile wandering nearby.

“In other #Florida news, we’ll be experiencing a slightly delayed response time leaving Lehigh Acres Health & Rehab,” the department captioned the clip in a tweet.

Authorities captured the alligator and relocated it to a LaBelle farm, WBBH reported.

No one was injured in connection with the incident, officials said.

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