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Video: 10-foot gator Chomps on Fla. Deputy's Cruiser

Video: 10-foot gator Chomps on Fla. Deputy's Cruiser

Associated Press

May 03, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 10-foot-long alligator has taken a bite out of a Florida deputy sheriff’s cruiser.

Authorities say Alachua County Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the gator Saturday evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It attacked the patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to show up.

Sheriff’s spokesman Todd Kelly says 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 gator policy. Under that policy, the trapper is allowed to keep meat and hide from the gator.


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  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    aussie4

    almost 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    What bs law is this one? Kill the gator cause it is a nuisance? Is it possable as the car is huge that it felt threatenedf and was just trying to defind itself? If they want to kill things that are a nuisance so badly how about child molesters and the pos's that kill innocent people? As with alot of animals, the gator could deal with everything that it came up against except for a human being.

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    BForJuvCor

    almost 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Where's Mick Dundee when you need him. "G'Day Mate takin' a nibble outta me car is ya".

  • Justified_max50

    Dewrah

    almost 3 years ago

    270 Comments

    Aww, it's just a baby. Makes me laugh though, most times gators won't bite anything they can't take down, usually just grab dogs and critters that get a little too close. This guy had some brass ones.

  • Littlegirltongue_max50

    curedgirls

    almost 3 years ago

    3624 Comments

    This is why I'm still a Yankee

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    Deputy_Carter

    almost 3 years ago

    74 Comments

    This is the new breed of G-9 animals that Florida police will use to apprehend criminals!

  • Az_phx_motorcade1a_max50

    Bury

    almost 3 years ago

    1340 Comments

    Taking a bite out of crime-fighters?

  • Heores_max50

    kweikman

    almost 3 years ago

    796 Comments

    This is what happens when Tebow leaves the Swamp. We Florida Gators get restless!

  • John_groh_max50

    wiseass0282

    almost 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    That is almost as good as the pit bull chewing on the Police vehicle a few months ago.

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    Magee88

    almost 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    years ago i was watching 'cops' in florida. the cop was going on a alligator call. he said this was his 6th or 7th alligator call. listen after the first, even second alligator call i'd be looking to transfer to a 'no alligator" area.

  • Craig_w_floyd_and_chaplain_david_matthew_with_the_police_banner_max50

    VolunteerChaplain813

    almost 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    just maybe the gator was undercover cop protecting his beat you know. just maybe the gator belong to the gator police dept just maybe he is greeting his fellow brother who walks the blue thin line with friendly hello

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    SkoolCop49

    almost 3 years ago

    1560 Comments

    Wow!

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    rafaelmorales

    almost 3 years ago

    3000 Comments

    You cant make this up....LOL

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    pudhcat

    almost 3 years ago

    2522 Comments

    saw this on the news last night - too funny!!....we had a similiar incident w/ OCSO years ago in the Conway area...except the big ol boy who chomped our front bumper had been hit by a car and was very p.o'd especially when the take down lights lit him up...one smarta$$ keyed up on the radio and did that old commercial "Here lizard, lizard ,lizard" - we all fell out!

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    CPD82

    almost 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    too bad the alligator couldnt have taken a bit out of crime instead of the patrol car. okay sorry. that was a bad one!

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    Radcop88

    almost 3 years ago

    768 Comments

    Nice! I can see explaining that one to the Sarge....Well, you see this gator took a bite out of my bumper without the video. ROFL

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