It wouldn’t be Florida without an alligator popping up everywhere.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out a photo of an 8.5-foot alligator, who got trapped in a tennis court sometime overnight or in the early morning at the Englewood Sports Complex, located at 1300 S. River Road, Wednesday morning.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kaitlyn Perez said the alligator was spotted by the county parks and recreation employees. A deputy secured the animal and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapper removed it from the tennis court.
“Maybe he was there for singles, maybe it’s just mating season,” the tweet said.
Sarasota County spokesman Jason Bartolone said the gator was taken out of the court in time for a scheduled game of pickleball.