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Sand Sculpture Gator Frightens Even Florida Police

Ok, it wasn’t a real gator, it was just a crafty crafted sand sculpture.

Somebody built a very realistic alligator sculpture out of sand in Florida and even fooled the police for a short minute.

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Somebody built a very realistic alligator sculpture out of sand in Florida and even fooled the police for a short minute.

Officers with the Treasure Island Police Department were dispatched to Treasure Island beach the evening of May 12 to move an apparent wayward alligator. An officer armed with a flashlight carefully approached the gator to nudge its tail when he realized it was made of sand.

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“Crikey! Look at the size of that gator one of our officers tried rounding up on Treasure Island Beach last night!,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Ok, it wasn’t a real gator, it was just a crafty crafted sand sculpture. Oh, that reminds us. We love the talented people creating works of art in the sand, but with it being turtle nesting season, remember to flatten sandcastles/sculptures before you leave. The sea turtles will thank you!

Based on the photograph the police department posted, it really did look like a real gator, at least at night. The comments though were nothing short of fantastic.

Said Jordan Leyva: “Glad to see you guys are hard at work…”

Lisa Larsen wrote: “That looks like a salt water croc.” The she replied to her own comment. Haha. I should have kept reading wow amazing work.”

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