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HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – An alligator may have been looking to get a bite to eat when it was found outside of a Florida fast-food restaurant.

Alligator found outside Wendy's

Deputies and Florida Fish and Wildlife took the alligator into custody.

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The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call for an alligator “loitering” in the parking lot of a Wendy’s. When deputies arrived, they found the large alligator in a parking space and called in a trapper from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Deputy and trapper wrangle alligator

The alligator was found "loitering" outside Wendy’s.

The trapper and a deputy worked together and used a rope and catch pole to wrangle the animal, WFLA reported.

The alligator was approximately 6 feet long, WPLG reported.

FWC took the alligator into custody.