Caught on camera: Florida police officer wrangles nearly 7-foot alligator

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Police officer wrangles nearly 7-foot alligator in Florida: VIDEO
A Miami-Dade Police Department officer wrangled a nearly 7-foot Florida alligator, bodycam video shows.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Newly released bodycam video shows a Florida police officer wrangling a nearly 7-foot long alligator he found wandering in a neighborhood.

Miami-Dade Police Officer Manuel Orol said it took a few tries to get the rope around the gator's front legs, WPLG reported.

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But, once he did, he managed to tie the rope to his cruiser before help could arrive.

A professional trapper then relocated the gator to a less populated area.