The large reptile gave people living in the area “quite the show” when it turned up on Saturday, the City of Tallahassee Police Department said on Facebook.
The department called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which sent out a trapper to catch the animal, police said.
The gator also apparently drew a group of onlookers, as a bunch of kids were seen in a photo smiling beside a pair of officers.
“The kids enjoyed watching from a safe distance,” police said. The animal has reportedly been “relocated.”