Cpl. Matthew Reichard with the Collier County Sheriff's Office captured video of a 7-foot gator outside of a Naples, Florida, elementary school.
Photo: Cpl. Matthew Reichard, Collier County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cpl. Matthew Reichard, Collier County Sheriff's Office

VIDEO: 7-foot gator wanders on sidewalk outside Florida elementary school

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“Inside Edition” reported that the Collier County Sheriff’s Office posted video of the gator trying to get past a school fence. 

One video, taken by CCSO Youth Relations Cpl. Matthew Reichard, shows the gator struggling to get through the fence. Reichard can be heard saying, “Gotta get under or over, big guy.” 

When a wildlife trapper showed up, the gator did not appear happy and opened its mouth wide. 

Another video posted on the Facebook page shows the trapper putting a noose around the gator’s snout to capture it. According to the post from the CCSO, the reptile will be released to a farm. 

According to the CCSO, students were already in class when the gator was seen and captured.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

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