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Monday, September 13, 2010
Deputies put gator in handcuffs
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Deputies put a rope around the gator's neck and attached handcuffs to it hind legs.
Pinellas sheriff's deputies handcuffed an alligator to keep it from causing damage as it thrashed about against a wall near an elementary school in Oldsmar, Tampa Bay's Fox News reported. A crossing guard spotted the 7.5-foot reptile about the time kids were walking to school. Deputies taped up the critter's mouth with electrical tape,and put a noose around its neck and waited for wildlife officials. But the rambunctious gator thrashed about with its tail so much that the deputies needed to restrain it.