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Florida: Dog-killing gator caught

Updated: March 30, 2005, 1:06 PM ET
Associated Press — March 30, 2005

WESTON, Fla. — A seven-foot alligator that killed a dog has been captured and destroyed by wildlife officers in Weston, Fla.

The gator had been swimming in a lake in the affluent Fort Lauderdale suburb bordering the Everglades.

State wildlife began searching for the alligator after residents found the body of a 25-pound bearded collie and terrier mix. The alligator was trapped Tuesday with a wiry device that loops around the reptile's powerful jaws.

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