This week, state licensed nuisance alligator trappers removed a 12-foot, 650-pound American alligator from a residential area in northern St. Johns County Florida. The alligator had been living in the waters off Jason Smith dock and, according to Smith, began eyeing his dogs. Alligators are nothing new to the town of Julington Creek and as Smith detailed to KPLC- TV, "We see a lot of 4 footers and 6 footers. It's really no deal. This thing was 12 foot." Upon seeing the size of this leviathan Smith was concerned not only for his dogs but for himself and his neighbors. "We swim in the river so this gator has got to go," Smith said.