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Knock, knock! 9-foot gator removed from front doorstep of Florida apartment

Trappers removed a 9-foot-long alligator from the front doorstep of a Cocoa, Florida, apartment complex Monday afternoon. 

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Cocoa police responded to the apartments around 3:30 p.m. at 1612 University Lane after residents called concerned about the large gator roaming about the complex. 

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9-foot Gator Removed from Front Door StepPatrol officers responded to a local apartment complex after receiving a call...

Posted by Cocoa Police Department on Monday, February 26, 2018

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Police found the gator on the front doorstep of unit 903. 

A gator trapper arrived around 20 minutes after police and removed the gator

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According to state wildlife officers, it’s common for gators to roam around during warm weather looking for water. 

If a gator is seen outside its normal habitat, experts advise not to feed it or attempt to go near it. 

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Instead, officials said to call local law enforcement or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Service to have the gator removed.

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