Baby gator found near Target in Indian River Co.

Baby gator found near Target in Indian River Co.

Deputies in Indian River County were on alligator patrol Friday.

The sheriff's office received a call about an alligator on the loose at a local Target.

Deputies Bobby Gage and Victoria Pianelli were called to the scene to inspect the situation.

Pictures on the the sheriff's office Facebook page show the deputies calmly holding the little reptile.

They later returned the alligator to a retention pond behind the store.

This afternoon, Deputies Bobby Gage and Victoria Pianelli were called to Target regarding an alligator on the loose! They were able to catch the little guy and return him to the retention pond behind the store.

Posted by Indian River County Sheriff's Office on Friday, March 2, 2018

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