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Florida officers may have encountered a record-breaking gator.

A 13-foot alligator was captured in Shamrock Park in Venice, Fla., on Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. The department wrote on Facebook that Animal Services Supervisor Carl Sellitti, Sgt. Tim Bauer and Deputy Rob Lowen were at the scene assisting until a trapper came to take the gator away.

The article goes on to state the following:

“According to Supervisor Sellitti, who has been with SCSO for 20 years, this may be the largest gator we’ve ever responded to,” the sheriff’s office said.

It’s unclear what events led to the gator’s capture. The sheriff’s office shared a photo of the giant reptile, which gained more than 2,200 reactions and 3,200 shares as of Monday afternoon.

The gator was captured in the same park where two German shepherds were attacked last week. One of the dogs died.

The Sarasota Sheriff’s Department also posted a video of the capture on Twitter, writing, “VIDEO of the 13ft monster we assisted @MyFWC with Sunday at Shamrock Park. As a reminder, this gator was captured as part of an investigation being conducted by FWC. Several men used a winch to pull him safely from the water. This concludes our involvement in the investigation.”

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