Trapper catches alligator lurking near school bus stop

Posted on March 14, 2011

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — An alligator that had been lurking near a school bus stop here was caught last week.

Parents and students who wait at that bus stop grew concerned after the 10-foot, 400-pound reptile was seen in a pond.

A boy told WPBF 25 News that the alligator was aggressive, and that he charged twice at a man who was fishing by the pond.

The boy's mother told the news source that with the alligator in the vicinity, she was afraid to let her children wait at the stop and walk home, so she drove them to school and picked them up. 

The trapper took the alligator away last Thursday.

Related Topics: school bus stops

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

247Security Joins Transfinder’s Marketplace

The mobile security equipment and data management supplier’s products are integrated with Transfinder’s as part of the Marketplace, which is designed to help districts boost efficiency.


Mobile DVR/Camera Combination

The CoPilot-RFID, a windshield-mounted mobile DVR/camera combination, can now permanently embed the vehicle operator’s identification into the vehicle’s video records.


School Bus Driver Stabbed, Assaulted

An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.


3 Students Hit by Car at School Bus Stop

The Kentucky children are on the sidewalk when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!