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Gator visits MacDill flight line

A gator hanging out on the flightline at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE

By DINORAH PREVOST | Tampa Bay Times | Published: May 15, 2019

In true Florida fashion, another gator crawled its way into a surprising spot. This time, onto the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base.

The base posted a photo of the gator on its social media calling it "Your friendly, #TeamMacDill gator — preparing for take-off."

MacDill spokesman 2nd Lt. Brandon Hanner said the alligator was found early Tuesday morning. Since gator sightings happen regularly around MacDill, Hanner said this alligator likely surfaced from one of the base's bodies of water.

The wing safety office's wildlife manager Kory McLellan organized the gator's removal. It was lured into the bucket of a front-end loader and relocated.

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