Alligator on Runway Nearly Stops Plane From Landing

Alligator on Runway Nearly Stops Plane From Landing

January 13, 2013 Updated Jan 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM EDT

An alligator nearly caused an aviation delay at a Florida airport late last month.

According to a news release from the Charlotte County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, authorities had to remove a 7-foot alligator that was close to the main runway at Punta Gorda Airport on Dec. 31, as a commercial jet was due to arrive.

See pictures and read the entire news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office HERE.

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