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Trapping Angry Gator a Rough Job for St. Johns County Deputies, End up Waiting for Trapper

10:18 AM, Jun 1, 2011   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- There was an unwelcome intruder at the Conquistador Condominiums this morning, and the deputies who got to the scene first did their best to get it under control until a professional trapper could arrive.

Fortunately for the deputies, the alligator sitting by the road was just in a bad mood, not a hungry one.

They got close to putting a towel over the gator's head, but the gator was having none of it, and hissed loudly enough for them to decide to wait for the licensed trapper to get to the scene.


The trapper arrived around 3 a.m. and easily got the gator under control.

Nobody was injured in that incident, though about an hour earlier, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a man was injured by an alligator of a similar size in a parking lot at Flagler Hospital.

It is not clear if the same alligator was involved in both incidents, which took place about two miles apart.

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