TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It wasn’t the typical traffic call for police in the Alabama city of Tuscaloosa.

Police were dispatched to a local business where a truck driver reported that an alligator had crawled underneath his 18-wheeler.

Police told Alabama news outlets that the gator measured nearly 8 feet long.

Employees from the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Traffic Division and Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation’s Animal Control were among those who captured the alligator.

It was turned over to Alabama Game and Fish to be transported to Gainesville, Alabama, and released back into its natural habitat

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