So, this baby gator walks into a gas station …
It sounds like a beginning of a bad barroom joke, but attendants at a gasoline station in South Florida were not amused when the reptile strolled into their building early Tuesday, WPLG reported.
“You have a what in where?” the dispatcher at the Miami Gardens Police Department responded to the caller that reported the alligator at a Marathon gas station around 1 a.m., the department said in a tweet.
On its Twitter feed, Miami Gardens police shared photographs of officers Bryan Blanco and Victor Velez posing with the baby gator.
“Thankfully officer Blanco & officer Velez are skilled wildlife handlers,” the tweet read.
Blanco and Velez, both skilled wildlife handlers, removed the small reptile, WPLG reported.
After receiving a recommendation from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the police department returned the alligator to its natural habitat, the television station reported.