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13-foot gator captured at Florida swimming hole in Silver Glen Springs

PICTURE BY MARION COUNTY (FLA.) SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE PICTURE BY MARION COUNTY (FLA.) SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - This story will have any swimmer thinking twice before taking a dip in a fresh body of water in Florida. 

On Saturday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office posted photos on their Facebook page that a 13-foot alligator had "taken residence" in a designated swimming zone of Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. 

A deputy called a few trappers to the scene where they pulled the alligator on shore.  FWC contracted-trappers then took the gator into their custody.

The swimming area was reopened after the gator was removed.  

However, let this be a reminder that any fresh body of water in Florida could contain a reptile or two looking for a meal. 

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