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Police officers have a tough job wrangling -- dangerous criminals but nothing compares to what one sheriff's deputy faced last Tuesday.
-- -- I don't want to know I didn't.
That's -- -- seven foot 250.
Alligator they get dangerously close to a school in Florida just his kids were.
Hidden outside the deputy also a mother to roped in the ripped out jumped on its back and held it down and tell.
-- showed up now just -- McGregor joins us this morning to tell us how she did it deputy awarded to area.
OK so last Tuesday.
It -- the end of the school day there Claremont middle school in the Orlando area in what in Lake County that is to say and some parents told him as a Gator over there.
Well I went back to the area -- -- complaining about seeing an end and was able to pick up its track along the fence line here on -- in some bushes.
And I realized it wasn't heading towards any water it was actually heading away from water and with the kids running around in the parents complaining on in the residential areas.
And then the fact that they Gator -- is almost two hours away it just it seem like a good idea -- -- mayor.
Yeah absolutely -- deputy took matters into your own hands and this is we should point out.
Kids watching right now don't try this at home she has done this before you've you've grown up around gators you -- -- rope and what did you do.
I it is.
Cadillac so when they got it up around the gators neck out and pulled out to the Oakland warrant did -- -- safer.
And got him a little tired out so it wasn't so active.
Where I can get on his back safely and -- his jaws together and take them up then he could wait calmly for the for the -- come game.
Just like you know you can you describe this so calmly yeah I would sit on the back -- the Gator that would like to eat me.
And you and you taped his mouth shut.
This is crazy did you decide I should do this because that you mention the guy in the -- was at least two hours away.
I mean I guess you could -- just sat on for two hours.
In that would've gotten very uncomfortable.
-- Why in the state of Florida deputy are the animal control people who could take care somebody a critter like this so far away you would think you would have won in every count.
Well we don't.
-- controlling him so much about four after that we have to call license trapper through FWC and they actually dispatch and down for us.
Well the way that we're looking at the video the way the the gators tale -- thrashing around -- dead into the Gator -- you have a pretty good at any point.
I didn't letting -- it close enough to letting.
Give me any -- -- -- -- OK great well what a story last Tuesday there Claremont middle school in.
Leif Garrett county Florida deputy just -- just -- McGregor.
Who grew up around gators bam thank you very much for joining us and telling your story.
You're welcome thank you be prepared just like in the stats aren't -- to me.
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