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Gator surprises Alabama family

An alligator is captured Friday morning on a road in Chilton County (Source: Chilton County Sheriff's Department) An alligator is captured Friday morning on a road in Chilton County (Source: Chilton County Sheriff's Department)

CLANTON, AL (WBRC) - An alligator caused quite a stir Friday morning for several people in Chilton County.

Chilton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Shane Mayfield told FOX6 News a family was leaving home this morning when they encountered the gator in the middle of County Road 131.  The alligator would not move, so they called the Chilton County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies, along with Jemison's animal control officer, quickly arrived but were unable to capture the alligator, so they called the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  An employee with the department arrived and removed the alligator from the scene.

Nobody knows where the alligator came from. No one was hurt.

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