It took two hours for alligator trappers in Parrish, Fla., to wrangle an enormous 12-foot, 500-pound gator that was lurking in a waterway there.
The gator, which was trapped Wednesday, was “menacing” divers who have been engaged on a non-public undertaking on the waterway, WKMG-TV reported.
One of many trappers, Jim Cutway, informed the information station the divers first seen the gator whereas underwater. They promptly acquired out and referred to as for assist.
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“The divers had lower than 5 toes of visibility, they usually knew he was there,” Cutway informed WKMG-TV.
“The gator was very shut them. He was bothering them,” he added.
Cutway — with the assistance of a trapper with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee — then labored to seize and pull the hefty animal to shore, which reportedly took about two hours.
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It was a “long-fought tug of battle,” Cutway mentioned, including the reptile was a “very girthy, large bull gator.”
Finally, the animal was captured and was taken to an alligator farm on the east coast of Florida, WKMG-TV reported.
Jim Cutway declined to remark when contacted by Fox Information on Friday.