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Police officers wrangle 4-foot alligator in Georgia park

By
Daniel Uria
Animal control officers in Georgia wrangled and relocated a 4-foot alligator seen walking around Central City Park.
 Screen capture/Bibb County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
Animal control officers in Georgia wrangled and relocated a 4-foot alligator seen walking around Central City Park. Screen capture/Bibb County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

April 25 (UPI) -- Police in Georgia managed to wrangle a 4-foot-long alligator found walking in a local park.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office shared body cam video of officers pinning down the gator before restraining it with duct tape and a catch pole.

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"You're under arrest," the officers joked.

Bibb County sheriff's deputy Clay Williams and Animal Welfare officer Bruce Rozier were called to relocate the gator after it was spotted walking around Central City Park.

Once the gator was secure Williams asked if any of the other officers wanted to touch the loose reptile before it was loaded onto an animal services vehicle.

The angry gator continued to wriggle about as Rozier and Williams attempted to seal it into a cage.

"I feel that tail. You quit it," Williams said. "He kept trying to get his tail in between my legs."

The two eventually drove the alligator down to a swamp where they set it free on the bank of a marsh and watched it swim away.

Williams noted that the gator had left bite marks on his catch pole and warned people to leave gator wrangling to professionals.

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"If you see an alligator out in the wild, do not try to approach them. Do not throw anything at them," he said. "Usually they will leave people alone. Because we are so tall, they try to leave us alone because we don't look like their normal food."

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