Wandering alligator causes delays on Florida highway

Ben Hooper

April 2 (UPI) -- A driver on a Florida highway captured video of a 7-foot alligator being chased out of traffic by a sheriff's deputy wielding an umbrella.

Drivers on Interstate 295 in Jacksonville on Sunday reported a large alligator causing traffic jams by wandering out in front of vehicles in the roadway.


The Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office was summoned to the scene.

One driver captured video of a deputy using an umbrella to guide the gator from the middle of the road to a grassy area off a nearby exit.

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