WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Authorities from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Florida responded to a call on Thursday of a huge alligator prowling near a bus stop beside a children’s school.
- The successful capture of the massive creature which was recorded on video that was later posted on social media, showed the reptile trying to roll out of the rope while officials were pulling it away from the residential area.
- No one was reportedly hurt during the ‘wrestling match’, according to reports from the sheriff’s office.
On Thursday morning, an enormous alligator lurking beside a children’s school bus stop in Florida had to be removed.
According to a Facebook post from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were notified at around 6:30 a.m. ET to remove a 9-foot male alligator from a residential area near a children’s school bus stop in Collier County, Florida.
The sheriff’s post in part, said: “We got a call at about 6:30 a.m. today for a massive gator in a residential area of Golden Gate city. Kids were waiting nearby at their bus stop, but we’re pretty sure this critter wasn’t heading to school.”
Footage of the capture which was posted by the sheriff’s office on social media showed the massive reptile beside a house hissing with its mouth wide open at the wranglers as they tried to pull it away. It also attempted to get out of the rope by doing his ‘death roll’.
“No one was injured during the wrestling match,” said the post at the same time adding, “Just another day in paradise, huh?”
Referencing to a bobcat that had climbed up and then down a power pole beside 1-75 in Collier County, the sheriff’s office wrote, “This prehistoric reptile is determined not to be upstaged by some cat on a power pole!”
Alligators are said to begin courting in early April then mate in the months of May or June, reports the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Warmer temperatures also fire up their metabolism. This makes them more active and aggressive wandering farther from their lagoons as they hunt for prey and mate.
An alligator’s most active hours are during dusk or dawn. The FWC recommends not swimming during those hours, securing pets on a leash and away from water as well as keeping a safe distance in case they come in contact with the huge creature.
Source: Fox News