A "friendly" alligator was discovered Tuesday's "preparation for start" on the runway at an air force base in Florida, officials said.
Staff said they discovered the great reptile lying on a MacDill Air Force Base airline, located on a peninsula in Tampa Bay.
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"Your Friendly, #TeamMacDill Streets – Preparing for Start", the base jokes on Facebook.
While gators are regularly seen in the bodies of water around the base, they are not frequent visitors to the route. The base's wildlife manager told the Air Force Times it was the first time he saw one on a runway during his five years at work.
The security agency's staff gathered streets in the bucket of a small front loader and moved three passes to their probable home near the base, MacDill spokesman 2nd Brandon Hanner said to the news outlet. Gator was reportedly not damaged during its removal.
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Gator's visit was early enough so that it did not put any aircraft in danger, Hanner told the outlet.
Florida alligators have recently made news to appear in other unexpected places. A three-legged street followed a woman's home from a golf course in Bonita Springs and reported "staring in for hours".