Large gator caught next to alligator warning sign at Florida park

With more than 1.3 million alligators in Florida, the odds of seeing the reptile native to the Sunshine State are pretty good.

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But what are the odds of seeing a gator next to a sign warning people to watch out for alligators?

The odds were high in Tampa over the weekend.

The Tampa Police Department shared a photo on its Facebook page of a "large and very angry alligator" at Rowlett Park on the city's eastern side. The park borders the Hillsborough River, where many gators live and nest.

Police helped a trapper capture the alligator and remove it from the park, which is also located next to a golf course, WTVT reported.

The sign "has a slightly humorous cartoon of an alligator on it, but they are no laughing matter," Tampa police wrote on Facebook.

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