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Video: Gator knocks Florida trapper to the ground, fights back

Gator roaming neighborhood lashes out at trapper, officer

OCOEE, Fla. – An 8-foot alligator knocked a trapper out cold in Ocoee, and the incident was caught on video.

A woman nearby rushed over to help the trapper when it happened.

Jack_redding_fishing_ posted the vdieo to Instagram, gaining hundreds of views. On his YouTube account, Jack says: "There was a gator in my neighborhood and a FWC trapper came to catch em! He got kinda hurt but was ok and finished putting the gator in his truck. It wasn’t killed and was released in a lake with the 2 other gators in the truck." 


Experts said two things bring alligators out from the water: when they're looking for a mate and when they're looking for food, WKMG reports.

Watch full video here. 

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About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.