10-foot Gator Chomps on Deputy's Cruiser in Florida

By: AP
By: AP


A 10-foot gator took a bite out of an Alachua County Sheriff's cruiser.

Authorities say 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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