TAMPA, Fla. (NEWSnet/AP) — A large alligator made its way onto the runway at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida where it had to be captured and taken away for release in a nearby river, officials said.


Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were summoned as they captured the animal and then released it into the nearby Hillsborough River.

According to wildlife officials, alligators become more likely to wander into unfamiliar territory in April as they search for mates.

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