Thursday 21 September 2017

Man catches alligator with hands

Reptile wrangler Chris Law carries the allogator
Reptile wrangler Chris Law carries the allogator

A man used his bare hands to capture a four-foot alligator that a guard dog noticed outside a US business.

Employee Jeff Colucy was with his dog in the parking lot of a Columbus, Ohio company that makes office fixtures when the dog went on alert and spotted the alligator hunkered down in a puddle, a newspaper reported.

Police brought in reptile wrangler Chris Law, who captured the gator by grabbing it at the tail with his bare hands.

He said he did not have his usual reptile rescue gear because he was about to go on holiday.

Mr Law said people often buy alligators as pets, then dump them when they get too big.

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