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Alligator traps residents in elevator at apartment complex

Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities responded to an apartment complex in Florida when an alligator wandered into a building and trapped some residents inside an elevator.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said two deputies responded alongside a trapper when a call came in about an alligator inside a building at the Estero Parc apartment complex in Lee County.

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The sheriff's office said residents ended up trapped inside the elevator when they found the alligator blocking the door.

"Deputies responded and isolated the alligator until a certified trapper arrived and humanely removed the gator," the sheriff's office said. "The apartment complex community was extremely thankful for the deputies response."

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