Officials in southwest Florida were called out to a Wendy’s parking lot to wrangle a “hangry” alligator who chased several customers in the parking lot. The call was made at the Wendy’s at Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres on Monday. Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies say the 6-foot animal walked along the in the parking lot of the restaurant, sneaking up on and chasing customers until it was caught.
In other #Florida news, we’ll be experiencing a slightly delayed response time leaving Lehigh Acres Health & Rehab 😆🚒🐊 pic.twitter.com/9cPykAwxo8
— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) May 17, 2021
With the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the animal was relocated to a farm in LaBelle.
GATOR CHASE🐊 Deputies responded to Lee Blvd today after this 6-ft gator chased pedestrians through a Wendy’s parking lot. He may have just been “hangry” for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare! Alongside FWC, we wrangled the gator and safely relocated it. pic.twitter.com/OIiDHCmMJC
— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) May 17, 2021