04/27/2012 12:00 pm ET Updated May 09, 2012

7-Foot Alligator Caught Wandering Southwest Miami-Dade Neighborhood (VIDEO)

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A very large alligator surprised a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood when it was spotted wandering around as if it owned the place -- and one man got a little too close before wildlife officials arrived.

Watch the video above to see how the reptile responded to a neighbor's approach.

"It moved from the street... then it was on my lawn, then on my porch, like it wanted to come into the kitchen for dinner," a homeowner told WSVN.

NBC Miami reports reports the male gator was captured in front of a home in Schenley Park on Thursday night after neighbors called police and Florida Fish and Wildlife to report the traveling reptile.

In front of a gawking crowd, the great beast didn't go easy, and FWC officials said the alligator had to be destroyed because of his size. Watch below to see how the gator snapped a trapper's line before he was subdued: