Massive Florida alligator wrangled on airplane tarmac

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials jumped into action to wrangle an alligator that made its way under an airplane at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
FWC said it received a report on Monday of an alligator on the runway at the Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.
Pictures and video posted to Facebook by MacDill Air Force Base officials show the nearly 10-foot-long alligator lounging near the wheels of an airplane parked on the tarmac.
The alligator, at one point, was even seen wedged between the two sets of wheels of the plane.
In the video, two FWC officers were seen placing ropes around an alligator’s body, tail and mouth before removing it from the tarmac.
After the ordeal, the base posted about its latest “Airman.”
3 Florida officials were forced to remove a alligator from under an airplane. MacDill Air Force Base/Facebook
3 Two FWC officers were seen placing ropes around an alligator’s body, tail and mouth before removing it from the tarmac. MacDill Air Force Base/Facebook
3 After the ordeal, the base posted about its latest “Airman.” MacDill Air Force Base/Facebook
“Our newest toothy Airman has been relocated to a more suitable environment off base,” the post read, adding the alligator was relocated to the Hillsborough River. “They think Elvis pushed this guy away from home.”
FOX 13 in Tampa said Elvis is an even bigger alligator known to frequent the area.
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Fox News Digital reached out to MacDill Air Force Base for comment but did not immediately hear back.
The station reported that FWC officials said alligator courtship begins in early April, and they begin mating in May or June.

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