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10-foot gator relaxing under parked car

Don’t be surprised if you walk out of your front door and spot an alligator under the golf cart or sportscar.

It’s mating season for alligators and the warmer weather around Florida makes for more alligator sightings in residential areas.

Roughly 1.3 million alligators are more active and ready to find a mate.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department Office and FWC were called to a Tampa apartment complex last Wednesday when 10-foot gator was found under a parked car.

Bodycam video from the Sherriff’s office shows deputies help a contracted nuisance alligator trapper wrangle the gator.

The gator wasn’t harmed an no one was injured. According to the sheriff’s office, the trapper took the gator to a farm.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says biting’s incidents with alligators that result in serious injury are rare, but the animals should still be given some space.