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

>> Read more trending news

“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.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X