Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A pair of trappers captured a behemoth 12-foot alligator discovered by divers working on a project at a private property in Florida.
Jim Cutway, a licensed alligator trapper and owner of Myakka's Gold Apiary, said he and another Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the property in Parrish after divers encountered the 500-pound beast under water.
"The divers had less than 5 feet of visibility, and they knew he was there," Cutway told WKMG-TV. "The gator was very close them. He was bothering them."
Cutway said they used calls to lure the gator to the surface and it took about two more hours to capture the animal alive.
The trapper said the alligator was taken to a gator farm in eastern Florida.