MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Officials say Floridians should be on the lookout for aggressive alligators during this time of year as a 9-foot gator had to be removed from a county road.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office warned motorists that it’s that time of year when alligators, um, fall in love but might not always be so affectionate.READ MORE: Florida Bar Exam To Be Held Online In July
“It’s gator mating season. This means they could be more mobile and aggressive than usual,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky
A male gator measuring 9 feet, 2 inches (2.8 meters) had to be removed from a roadway after it was spotted “being aggressive with traffic.” Sheriff’s deputies captured the reptile and relocated him to an alligator farm.
Wildlife officials say mating season in Florida begins in early April and could continue into June.MORE NEWS: CDC And FDA Recommend Pausing Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns
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