Alligator head-butts trapper trying to escape capture

Posted: Jun 06, 2018 4:35 PM Updated:


An 8-foot long alligator roaming a central Florida neighborhood head-butted a trapper in a last ditch effort to escape capture.

One neighbor almost opened her front door to the gator before neighbors told her to shut the door.

Florida Fish and Wildlife came out with trappers to relocate the alligator, but the animal didn't go quietly.

"The gator flipped back and head-butted the guy," said Walter Day. "Knocked him to the ground. At that point, it was kind of free and whacked police officers with its tail."