GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — At 660 pounds, it is not easy taking Bob the Alligator to the doctor. That’s right, a 660-pound alligator named Bob is now on the mend after a trip to see a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida.

Yup, gators (UF) treating a gator!

Bob the alligator, who is 38 years old, lives at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

His right rear leg has been giving him some issues lately so the curator of reptiles arranged a visit with the vets to get X-rays on his leg and hip.

It took quite the effort to move Bob from St. Augustine to Gainesville.

Staff at the alligator farm strapped the gator to a long wooden board, tied his jaws shut and covered his eyes with a towel.

Once Bob arrived at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, he was put on a gurney and vets took him for radiographs to assess his leg.

The veterinary school tweeted that the gator’s right rear leg is being assessed for a cause of lameness, and the preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis.

The school’s zoo medical team will continue to monitor Bob’s progress.

Meantime, back in St. Augustine, Bob is said to be doing great.

In a tweet, the Zoological Park wrote Tuesday afternoon Bob is taking his medicine like a perfect patient. He’s back on the lagoon, eating his pain relievers and antibiotics inside his favorite snacks (rats!).

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