Florida trapper removes big alligator from under pickup truck

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 21, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida shared video of the moment a state trapper pulled an 8 1/2-foot alligator out from underneath a resident's pickup truck.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted a video to Facebook showing what happened on Tuesday when deputies responded to the home in the Sable Ridge area of Land O' Lakes and summoned a state alligator trapper to the scene.

The caller had told deputies there was an alligator hiding under the pickup truck parked in his driveway, the sheriff's office said.

The video shows the trapper dragging the alligator out from under the vehicle and capturing it for safe relocation.

"Today is #LoveYourPetDay, in case you did not know," the sheriff's office said. "Most of us Floridians may not keep gators for pets, but we have enough of them in our backyard to consider them 'family.'"

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