Florida sheriff’s office captures 2 huge alligators in 1 day
They aren’t the “Gator Boys,” but a Florida sheriff’s department had to help wrangle some unwanted visitors Thursday.
First, the Collier County Sheriff’s office said it received a call at 6:30 a.m. for a “massive gator” in a residential area, near where kids were waiting at their bus stop.
Trapper Ray Simonsen, Cpl. Jerrod Carver and Cpl. Edward Costello got ahold of the 9-foot male alligator so he could be removed.
No one was injured as they got control of the gator while it tried to escape by going into its “death roll.”
And that wasn’t the only fun the sheriff’s office had.
A few hours later, according to the office’s Facebook page, Cpl. Justin Morgan single-handedly captured an 8-foot alligator in the yard of a different home.
Matt Rosenberg is a Tribune-Review assistant multimedia editor. You can contact Matt at 412-320-7937, [email protected] or via Twitter .