A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapper safely removed the 750-pound alligator from Jupiter Commerce Park after a business owner noticed it Thursday morning and called police.

JUPITER — A 750-pound alligator was safely removed from Jupiter Commerce Park Thursday by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel.

The gator, which was almost 12 feet long and estimated to be over 100 years old, was taken from the area without harm and relocated to a safe place, according to police.

The alligator was discovered Thursday morning by a business owner in the area, who called town police.

When officers arrived, they determined the alligator posed a threat to the public and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, police said.

"Sometimes the alligators are gone, or they're behind or on the opposite side of the park somewhere," Jupiter Police officer O'Neal Anderson said. "But this one was in reach of the general public. So they contacted FWC."

An FWC trapper arrived a short time later, and was able to remove the alligator without incident, Anderson said.

"They were able to safely get him safely secured and relocated," Anderson said. "Our officers did assist."

The alligator was taken to a breeding program farm in Central Florida, Anderson said.

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