An alligator that invaded the runway of a military base in Florida paralyzed the operations of the aerodrome until some specialists took control of the animal.
A large alligator took over the paved runway of the US air base McDill, in Tampa, Florida, for the past 9 days. To return it to nature, the military had to resort to the help of wildlife specialists, details the Air Force Times portal.
Second Lieutenant Brandon Hanner, spokesman for MacDill, said the reptile is believed to have arrived at the facility from one of the marshes surrounding the base, where the presence of alligators had been regularly detected.
Fortunately, when the ‘invasion’ occurred, it was early enough that there were no personnel or operating aircraft that ran the risk of running into the animal, the official explained.
The security of the base then contacted wildlife specialists, who placed the reptile in a container of water and put it in a trailer to transport it out of the place.
The base posted a picture of the intruder in their social media accounts and joked, saying, “Your friendly alligator #TeamMacDill preparing for takeoff.”