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Fla. deputy, trapper capture gator at country club

An 8-foot, 150 pound alligator appeared at the Monarch Club in Palm City Thursday, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

An 8-foot, 150 pound alligator appeared at the Monarch Club in Palm City Thursday, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

PALM CITY, Fla. — Deputies were called when an unwelcome guest showed up at a country club in Palm City, Florida Thursday afternoon.

The “guest” was an 8-foot, 150 pound alligator that showed up at the Monarch Club in Palm City, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

WPTV reports that Deputy Brian Merrifield said it was trying to hide in bushes when he arrived. With the help of a trapper they were able to capture the reptile.

The reptile’s  next stop will be at a local alligator farm, according to the sheriff’s office.

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