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ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Some Central Florida residents received quite the surprise when they went into their back yard on Memorial Day.

A massive 11-foot, 3-inch alligator was spotted in an Orlando-area residential area.

The gator was lured and captured by a trapper.

Neighbors said the alligator had been seen before and was eating ducks in the area.

According to a trapper, citing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules, gators longer than 4-feet cannot be relocated.