Alligator Blocks Runway at Air Force Base in Florida

A spokesman says alligator sightings are common around the base, which is located on Tampa Bay.

  • Published 16 May 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the large reptile was spotted Tuesday morning on a MacDill Air Force Base flight line. The base shared a photo of the creature on Facebook, saying the friendly alligator was just “preparing for take-off.” MacDill spokesman 2nd Lt. Brandon… Read at AP News