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Offbeat Lake County deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree

22:50  03 july  2018
22:50  03 july  2018 Source:   wesh.com

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Lake County Marine Units were en route but still 15-20 minutes away and the teen was physically tired from keeping herself in the tree . The alligator , according to the report, was now just four feet away from the deputy and three feet away from the base of tree . “The deputy said the gator actually

a close up of a reptile: Stock photo © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Stock photo A Lake County deputy shot and killed an alligator Friday after it forced a 15-year-old girl into a tree.

Deputies said the girl was floating on a raft in the water when a 10 or 11-foot alligator approached her. The girl was able to reach a tree, but not the shoreline.

From the tree, the girl was able to call her parents who then called the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl had been in the tree for more than a half hour and the gator was just feet away from the base of the tree when the deputy arrived, authorities said.

Deputies said wildlife officials were called but at the time were still about 20 minutes away and the girl was physically tired from keeping herself in the tree.

The deputy said his attempts to scare the alligator away were unsuccessful, leading him to shoot and kill the gator.

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