Alligator Rescue

Published January 24, 2018 38 Plays $0.05 earned

Rumble Occurred on November 23, 2017 / Bokeelia, Florida, USA

Info from Licensor: "I received a call from my wife’s best friend that there was an alligator outside our home in Bokeelia FL and to be careful. I went down to check it out with 2 of my good friends and realized there was a ring of some sort around the alligators mid-section and that it was cutting him up real bad. I decided that it needed to be taken off if possible or it was most certainly going to die. I went and got what supplies I thought would be best to help me safely capture it then free it from the ring. I also grabbed a Superman blanket to throw over top of the gator so it couldn’t see. That way I could safely secure the animal. The Superman blanket was too light so I went and got another heavier cotton blanket, wet it down with water and headed back outside. I managed to get a perfect toss over the alligators open mouth and head on the second try and moved in closer to try and get close enough to secure the jaws. I realized the broom was not really serving any purpose so I tossed it aside and positioned myself in back of and over the alligator. I quickly readied myself to pounce on the body and firmly press on the alligator's jaws to keep it closed. and straddled the tail with a foot to keep it from flailing around. I then lifted the head up slowly and back, wrapped the head with the blanket and secured it with duct tape. Then I proceeded to get to work on cutting the ring off the animal. We called wildlife conservation. He arrived quickly and asked a lot of questions, making sure we were not trying to harm the animal. Then he watched the video and said that we did a job and that we shouldn't do it again since it was against the law."


  • BroncoBob, 2 years ago

    Sounds about right for the FWC, they can be ungrateful A$$holes, you do their job for 'em and they can't even thank you for it. What would have happened if you didn't remove the ring? Where were they? Thanks, my friend, looks like you've done that a few times before.

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