A 600-pound Florida alligator, at least 10 feet long, was euthanized by Miami authorities after the animal broke through the fence of a home in the area.
The alligator was caught by authorities in Florida while hovering in the neighborhood of Little Havana, in Miami, and even went into the backyard of a house, reported on Saturday the local media.
The animal was spotted by a city fire truck Friday night after people had confused it with a person trying to break in the house, said today the spokesman of the fire, Captain Ignatius Carroll Jr.
When the firemen approached they discovered that in fact it was an alligator of about ten feet in length and about 600 pounds of weight. They proceeded to call the local Police and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to catch the reptile.
While they waited for the arrival of a specialist sent by commission, the firemen were devoted to keep away the cars and people who were circulating in the area, between avenues 30 and 37 of the northwest of the city, while trying to corral the animal.
According to the Miami Herald newspaper, the alligator reached the entrance of a private home and broke the fence that leads to the backyard, where he finally got into. The firemen warned the residents of the house about the presence of the reptile.
Shortly after, Carroll said, they arrived at the place of the Miami Police along with the alligator hunter, who managed to control the animal in the middle of the stormy night.