8-Foot Alligator Found Roaming in Homestead Community

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    An 8-foot alligator was found roaming a Homestead neighborhood Thursday morning.

    An 8-foot-6-inch alligator was found roaming a gated community in Homestead early Thursday morning.

    The gator was spotted at 1400 East Mallory Drive around 4 a.m. by Kevin White, a security guard who was patroling the neighborhood.

    White says the gator was walking along the alley ways in the neighborhood. He immediately called Homestead Police as he wanted to make sure residents were safe.

    Man Tries to Trade Gator for Beer

    [MI] Man Tries to Trade Gator for Beer
    A man who tried to trade a live, four-foot alligator for a pack of beer at a Miami convenience store was cited for charges related to illegally capturing the gator, officials said. Fernando Caignet Aguilera was cited after he tried to trade the gator for beer at the Santa Ana Market at 3000 Northwest 12th Avenue.

    Homestead Police surrounded the gator with their police vehicles until a gator trapper arrived.

    No one was injured or harmed.