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A “friendly” alligator was discovered Tuesday “preparing for take-off” on the runway of an Air Force base in Florida, officials said.
The staff said that they saw the great reptile lounging on a line on the MacDill Air Force Base, located on a peninsula in the Bay of Tampa.
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“Your friendly, #TeamMacDill gator – the preparation for the take-off,” the basis joked on Facebook.
While gators are regularly seen in the waters around the base, they are not frequent visitors of the flight line. The basis of the nature manager, told the air force Times this was the first time that he was seen on a job in his five years on the job.
Safety office staff persuaded the gator in the bucket of a small front-end loader and moved the trespasser to the suspected house in the area of the base, MacDill spokesman 2nd Lt. Brandon Hanner told the news outlet. The gator is reportedly not harmed during the removal.
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The gator’s visit was early enough, so that it is not a plane in danger, Hanner told the outlet.
Florida alligators have recently made news for the pop up in other unexpected places. A three-legged gator followed a woman home from a golf course in Bonita Springs and allegedly “stared in hours.”