12-foot, 750-pound alligator captured in South Florida

A nearly 12-foot, 750-pound alligator was removed from a South Florida business park Thursday and relocated to a reptile zoo in the middle of the state.

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A trapper estimated the reptile to be 100 years old, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

"(The age) seemed a little bit old," Kristin Rightler, a public information officer for Jupiter Police, told the Sun-Sentinel.

A business owner saw the alligator Thursday morning at the Jupiter Commerce Park and called police. Officers arrived and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which contacted the trapper.

Photos on social media show the officers posing with the oversized alligator.

The reptile was captured and will be taken to a Central Florida alligator farm, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Alligators are more active during the warmer spring weather, the Wildlife Commission said in a warning on Friday.

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