[PARKLAND] – A Florida Man sporting a bandana, goggles and a swimsuit removed a 9-foot gator from a pool in Parkland.
The video that was uploaded to Instagram shows gator trapper Paul Bedard lifting the gator over his head.
“The gator had walked through the screen and into the pool. I haven’t had a good-sized gator in a swimming pool in probably a year, so I was kind of looking forward to this when I got the call,” said Bedard.
“These are actually fun because the gator can’t go anywhere and the water’s almost always crystal clear,” continued Bedard. “So all I have to do is jump in the water play around with him until he’s tired and I can either hold his mouth shut and put a snare on it and tape it, or if he super energetic I can get him tired enough where I can just pick him up without the tape and carry him out in the yard and then tape him up once I get there.”, The Florida Man continued.
Bedard is featured on the popular Animal Planet show “Gator Boys”, where he frequently rescues alligators from pools.