Alligator snaps at traffic on Florida expressway

By Daniel Uria   |   April 19, 2017 at 3:02 PM

April 19 (UPI) -- An alligator crawled along a concrete median and snapped at passing traffic after wandering on a Florida expressway.

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins shared photos of officers responding to the gator that made its way onto Veterans Expressway in Tampa on Wednesday morning.

The 9-foot gator was reported in the southbound lanes of the expressway around 7 a.m.

Deputies and toropers arrived at the scene shortly after and shutdown the lane to reclaim the gator after it crawled onto the concrete lane divider.

Florida Highway Patrol officers said the gator was removed safely, but was seen snapping its jaw at passing vehicles.

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