July 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said an angry alligator measuring more than 11 feet long put up such a fierce fight during capture that it knocked over a light pole.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that deputies and personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to a Rotonda home about 1 a.m. earlier this week on a report of an alligator lurking underneath the homeowner's parked Jeep.
Authorities arrived to find the massive alligator, measuring 11 feet and 2 inches long, was in a foul mood.
The sheriff's office shared video of the alligator roaring as it attempted to escape from a snare around its body.
The struggling gator "took out the homeowner's light pole," the post said.