Alligator temporarily shuts down Florida highway

A 6-foot long alligator briefly shut down a stretch of a Florida highway Monday morning as it took time to eat. (High Springs Police Department/Facebook)

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — An alligator briefly shut down a stretch of a Florida highway Monday morning.

The 6-foot alligator was feeding on a dead deer Monday morning in High Springs.

Officials briefly shut down U.S. Highway 441 when it crossed the street after feeding on the deer, according to a Facebook post by the High Springs Police Department.

NW US Highway 441 briefly shut down as Alligator crosses the street after feeding on deer carcass near Bev's Burgers. See previous video posted of Gator feeding.

Posted by High Springs Police Department on Monday, May 30, 2016