Apopka police were called to a home Thursday evening after a large alligator was found in the front yard of a homeowner.
Police said they went to 705 E. Magnolia St. after a woman spotted the gator on her lawn.
Police said they called Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers to trap the alligator, but before they could arrive, the beast crawled to a church next door.
When trappers arrived, they were able to capture the large gator.
Officials said the nearest lake was a mile from the home.
Officials said the alligator would have to be destroyed.
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