Florida Man Wrestles 9-Foot Gator – and Wins

Proving there’s a fine line between “brave” and “crazy,” a Florida man wrestled with an alligator measuring almost nine feet — and won.

The impromptu smackdown occurred Tuesday in Parkland after a resident walked outside and found the menacing gator lounging in his swimming pool. Not knowing what to do, the man looked on the Internet — and found Gator Boys, an alligator removal service.

Although a photo of Gator Boys’ Paul Bedard holding the huge reptile over his head in victory looks pretty menacing, he says capturing the intruder was a piece of cake.

“This guy was super mellow; didn’t really give me a hard time at all,” Bedard says, adding that swimming pool captures are particularly easy because there’s nowhere for gators to hide.

“I couldn’t get him to spin on me; he really wanted nothing to do with me. I simply made a frontal catch put a snare on his mouth and taped him up.”