Officials find gator that escaped at show and tell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - November 2, 2009

Stan Kirkland, a spokesman for the Florida wildlife commission, says officials think the 5-foot alligator is in a Panhandle pond. Authorities weren't able to capture the gator Friday.

Searchers scoured a wooded area surrounding the school Friday afternoon after the alligator jumped out of the man's vehicle with its mouth taped shut.

Kirkland says alligators have "amazing" jumping ability and that allowed it to escape.

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Information from: The News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com/

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