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Florida woman spots alligator swimming down flooded street

By
Ben Hooper
An alligator swims on a flooded Bradenton, Fla., street. Screenshot: Iris Edibles/Facebook
An alligator swims on a flooded Bradenton, Fla., street. Screenshot: Iris Edibles/Facebook

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida woman whose town was flooded by tropical storm Hermine captured a video of an alligator swimming near her car.

The video, posted to Facebook by user Iris Edibles, shows the woman's perspective as she films the flooded streets surrounding her car in Bradenton.

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The woman spots an object she identifies as "cocodrilo," or crocodile, but she later said on Facebook was likely a crocodile's more locally-appropriate cousin, an alligator.

"You never know what your going to find in flooded streets, like a um... Alligator!! This was close to my house! Be careful with the kids. God bless!" she wrote in the Facebook post.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Bradenton and the surrounding area around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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