COCOA, Fla. (AP) — A motorist hit a small alligator that crawled onto U.S. 1 on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
Cocoa police said in a tweet posted Friday that patrol officers rescued the gator after “he wandered into dangerous territory.”
The things that go bump in the night: patrol officers rescued this little guy as he wandered into dangerous territory. He was hit by a car on US1 at Dixon Blvd. He was fine and the driver was not injured. The gator was picked up by FWC where we hope he finds a safer place to roam pic.twitter.com/y4dackunxF
— CocoaPolice (@cocoapolice) November 13, 2020
The alligator was fine and the driver wasn’t injured either, police said.
Officers called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A wildlife officer took the gator to a safer place for it to roam.
Cocoa is on Florida’s Space Coast, near Melbourne.
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