HILLSBORO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) – A reported sighting of a 6-foot-long alligator in Hillsboro Beach has raised concerns for residents and beachgoers.

Live video from 7Skyforce showed trappers and police officers on the beach, taking precautions in an effort to capture the animal.

Officials were able to capture the reptile around 1:15 p.m.

There were yellow flag at the beach, which means swim with caution. It’s usually reserved for for rip currents and jellyfish, but the reptile was the one that had beachgoers’ attention.

That’s OK, I don’t mind, because I’m not going to go in,” a beachgoer said.

A crocodile was spotted south of beach about a month ago, but it’s much easier for them to live in salt water than alligators. Gators, however, can tolerate it for a limited time.

Hillsboro Beach Police issued an alert to residents Monday afternoon, urging caution and notifying the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about the situation. The sighting occurred in a section of the beach with no public access, surrounded by private residences.

“You know this is Florida, anything can happen, you know,” said a beachgoer.

It is unclear what will happen to the captured gator.

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