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Alligator wrangled by Florida deputy using broom


A Florida sheriff’s deputy was captured on camera using a broom to wrangle an alligator that was found hiding underneath a car, Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a Tampa neighborhood last Thursday when a gator was spotted taking a snooze in the shade underneath a car. The approximately 4-foot gator had wondered from a nearby pond behind several homes in the neighborhood. One of the deputies used the broom to guide the reptile in the right direction. The gator latched onto the broom and went for a joyride back to the pond.Deputies are using the encounter to remind Floridians that it’s still alligator mating season.They advised residents to keep a safe distance, keep their pets on a leash, and swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight.

A Florida sheriff’s deputy was captured on camera using a broom to wrangle an alligator that was found hiding underneath a car,

Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a Tampa neighborhood last Thursday when a gator was spotted taking a snooze in the shade underneath a car.

The approximately 4-foot gator had wondered from a nearby pond behind several homes in the neighborhood.

One of the deputies used the broom to guide the reptile in the right direction. The gator latched onto the broom and went for a joyride back to the pond.

Deputies are using the encounter to remind Floridians that it’s still alligator mating season.

They advised residents to keep a safe distance, keep their pets on a leash, and swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight.

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