Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A large alligator paid a brief visit to an elementary school in Florida before being captured by wildlife officials.
The 6-foot gator was spotted near Shady Hill Elementary School's campus retention pond before school on Thursday morning.
"No children were in the area at the time of the discovery," school district spokesman, Kevin Christian, told the Ocala Star-Banner.
Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called to the school outside the Ocala City limits and removed the gator at about 7:30 a.m., WESH reported.
Officials said no one was injured, as the gator was captured and removed safely.