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Photo Essay: To catch an alligator Special

North Port - When a 8-foot or larger alligator wonders into a park area where children play and pets roam, the potential for injury and death from a confrontation with the alligator is a real possibility.

Louisiana oil spill highlights need to protect Gulf from drilling

After being noticed early on Tuesday morning, the US Coast Guard, State of Louisiana and the Cypress Pipeline Company have been working for days to contain a pipeline leak that has seen 18,000 gallons of oil released.
 

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North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
North Port Animal Control and Wildlife officer Winn Sell  with the help of two others (off photo) lo...
North Port Animal Control and Wildlife officer Winn Sell, with the help of two others (off photo) load the alligator into the back of the state trapper's truck. These alligators are either relocated or are euthanized.
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Animal and Wildlife Control Officer Winn Sell holds on for dear life as the alligator performed a co...
Animal and Wildlife Control Officer Winn Sell holds on for dear life as the alligator performed a continuous death rolls around the park to try and break free of the noose.
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Joined by Florida s state trapper (right)  the officers lay out the alligator. Before loading the ga...
Joined by Florida's state trapper (right), the officers lay out the alligator. Before loading the gator into the trapper's truck, the alligator is measured, weighed and tagged.
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator s mouth ...
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator's mouth shut so no one gets bitten. An alligator's bite, even a minor one, can cause deadly infections.

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