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Deputy wrangles, releases alligator in St. Johns County

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A St. Johns County deputy captured a lost alligator and returned it to a retention pond, the Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

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The Sheriff's Office shared photos on Facebook of Deputy Cameron Coward wrangling the alligator in a parking lot.

A Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the alligator was released in a place that was safe for it.

The Sheriff's Office did not say when or where the alligator was found.