A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy wrestled an alligator over 10 feet long that was snapping at cars early Tuesday, WFLA reported.
A woman called 911 shortly before 6 a.m. and reported that the gator – which was snapping at passing cars near Tampa and East Lake roads – was outside a dentist office, according to WFLA.
Sheriff’s deputies and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer found the gator, and Deputy Jeffrey Crandall tied it up with a rope, WFLA reported.
Photos from the sheriff’s office show Crandall sitting on the alligator as he held its jaws shut.
The reptile was taken to an animal facility, WFLA added.
Below: Another image of authorities with the gator, courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
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