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Alligator walking around in Tampa

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An alligator strolling down Himes Avenue in Tampa Wednesday afternoon attracted police attention.

TPD officers found the gator at the intersection of Himes Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The creature was taking a walk near El Lopez Park, a place known for having gators. 

Officers called a trapper to safely remove the reptile. It measured at about six feet. The record length for the Florida alligator is 17.5 feet, according to Lowry Park Zoo website.

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