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We’re in Florida, here’s one of those things you need to keep in mind. When an alligator found some shade by hiding under an SUV in a parking lot, Sarasota deputies were needed to take care of the reptile.

Just be sure that on these hot Florida days you take a quick glance beneath the car. You never know when one of these cute little friends of ours is trying to get out of the sun.

After a long and crazy busy day at the sheriff’s office we’re all out of witty captions... here’s a video of Sgt. Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling protecting Sarasota County residents from a 4’ gator who found his way to the WinnDixie parking lot on Fruitville Road. How many ‘likes’ can we get for these two brave men in uniform?! #Community #Service #OnlyInFlorida

Posted by Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 8, 2018