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MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Indiantown residents no longer have to worry about an alligator roaming around their homes and pets.

On Friday afternoon, Martin County Sheriff's deputies relocated the 5-foot gator which had been too close for comfort.

Deputies were called out when a homeowner saw the gator in their yard, according to a post on the Martin County Sheriff's Facebook page.

Deputies moved the visitor to a more appropriate area, according to the Facebook post.

Experts say Florida residents should not be shocked if they see alligators in places they don't expect. We are at the peak of alligator mating season.

Experts say they move more in the warmer temperatures and also to find mates. Then, female gators
will look for a place to nest.
 
Experts say the gators don't appear more aggressive during mating time and are mostly afraid of humans.
 
If you see a gator you think could be a problem, call the gator nuisance hotline at 866-392-4286.
 
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