A reader (and personal friend of WBN) sent us two pictures of a 10-foot alligator removed today from a lake in the Shores at Boca Raton. The neighborhood is just north of South County Regional Park, at the west end of Yamato Road. We believe it was one of the interior lakes.
Here’s another shot of the gator as it’s being pulled out.
And here are more photos from two readers:
We’re now told the actual measurement was 9.9 feet.
Kudos to @JamelLaneeWPTV for her follow-up on our story about the 9-foot gator caught in the Lakes at Boca Raton.
The video is below. She did a great job with it.
A reader sent us a photo of an alligator taken out of one of the lakes in the Lakes at Boca Raton development, just north of Yamato off of Cain Blvd.
The red oval on the map below shows the location, near the basketball courts and the clubhouse.
We’ve also pasted an interactive map from Google, below.
While it looks large to us, full grown alligators can reach 13 feet or longer.
The reader submitted the photo to us via our West Boca News Facebook page.
Update: Another reader posted photos of the gator swimming in the lake some time before this incident.