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Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

May. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator and poisonous water moccasins swam nearby. Months later,...

Alligator blocks runway at Air Force base in Florida

May. 16, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the large reptile was spotted Tuesday morning on a MacDill Air Force Base flight line. The base shared a photo of the...

The Latest: Police capture wandering gator in Texas storms

May. 10, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on heavy rainfall in the Houston area (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Police in suburban Houston have safely relocated an alligator that washed up during heavy rains. The Katy Police Department says it found a roughly 5-foot (1.5-meter) alligator slithering near train tracks in the...

12-foot, 750-pound gator trapped in Florida

Mar. 30, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A massive gator weighing over 700 pounds (318 kilograms) and measuring nearly 12 feet (4 meters) long has been caught in South Florida. A spokeswoman for Jupiter Police says a trapper caught the unusually large gator near an office park Thursday after a business owner reported it. The...