A 10-foot-long alligator has taken a bite out of a Florida deputy sheriff's patrol car.
Alachua County Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the reptile, which was later put down, on Saturday evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club.
It attacked the patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to arrive. Sheriff's spokesman Todd Kelly said the car's front bumper was heavily damaged.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said the alligator was put down under the state's nuisance alligator policy.
Under that policy, the trapper is allowed to keep meat and skin from the animal.