Gator exits Lake Jesup, causes traffic jam on SR 417

An alligator that left Lake Jesup to take a stroll along State Road 417 caused a traffic jam on Wednesday morning.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the alligator entered the northbound side of the highway and created a traffic backup.

The gator was estimated to be around eleven feet in length, according to SCSO.

To report a wandering alligator or other wildlife to officials, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission webpage.

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