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Hunters catch and kill massive gator in Florida

FLORIDA: A group of hunters in Florida caught a massive alligator weighing around 750 pounds and it took them almost four hours to net the huge reptile. Brandon Barfield and Brandon Cutchins said they were hunting gators in Bay County when spotted the big reptile and the chase began. "When it came upside the boat, we realized we needed a bigger boat," Cutchins told CBS Miami. The men said they chased the alligator for over four hours and it was another 30 minutes of wrangling before they were able to reel the…

Alligator on Tarmac Holds Up Flight at Florida Airport

FLORIDA: Spirit Airlines passengers arriving in Orlando got an unexpected hold-up on their way to the terminal Monday when their flight had to yield to an alligator crossing a taxiway. Spirit customer Anthony Velardi said that the flight’s pilot came on over the public address system to inform fliers about the hold-up. “Believe it or not, we have to wait for an alligator that's in the middle of the runway," the pilot said, according to Velardi. Velardi took video of the gator as it lumbered across the tarmac and appeared…

VIDEO: When alligator comes for shopping; sheriffs find it bad idea

An alligator was found hiding underneath a SUV in a parking lot of a supermarket for unknown reason. A Sarasota County Sheriff's office in Florida shared the video of officials capturing the four-foot alligator with the help of a catch pole outside a Winn Dixie store. Read More: 4-foot muscular alligator caught, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger Two brave deputies, Sergeant Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling can be seen in the video pulling the alligator out from under the vehicle using the catch pole. The alligator…

4-foot muscular alligator caught, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger

NEW YORK: An ‘adventurous’ family in East Coast discovered a four-foot alligator and since the reptile was so muscular in shape, the family named it after Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The alligator was caught by authorities in New York. Interestingly, the officials named the fiery creature ‘Arnold’ for being “beefy and muscular”. After it was discovered on Friday, Suffolk County SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) got a call from the police that the alligator was illegally kept inside a Long…

WATCH: This 22-year-old girl treats ‘dangerous’ alligators like humans

FLORIDA: A 22-year-old US girl has become a social media sensation for her braveness in treating and keeping alligators as if it’s like a piece of cake. Gabby Scampone doesn’t only pats and kisses the giant reptiles but also lies on them and swims with the wild predators and that too fearlessly. She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from New York, in April, to relocate and care alligators who have been deemed threats to their habitats. She also volunteers at Everglades Holiday Park, where she puts on a daily show…

VIDEO: Alligator arrested, ‘handcuffed’ by US wildlife officers

In a rare act of reptile capturing, wildlife officials in Louisiana dragged a trespassing alligator out of a resident's garage and put the reptile in handcuffs. St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 posted a pair of videos to Facebook showing two Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents dragging an alligator out of a garage in Slidell and to the resident's front lawn. The alligator, which struggles against its captors, eventually grows tired and the wildlife agents are able to tape its mouth shut. The…

WATCH: Amazing moment a horse attacks an alligator

The amazing footage of a horse attacking an alligator in a state park in Florida has emerged grabbing media attention worldwide. Krystal Berry and her friends went to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Micanopy to celebrate their recent graduation from nursing school and started filming the unlikely enemies as they stood near each other in a field. The moment a seemingly unprovoked horse attacked an alligator was captured in footage was watched by a small crowd of horrified onlookers. In the footage, a group…

WATCH: Alligator ‘proudly’ trots Florida golf course carrying big fish in mouth

FLORIDA: An alligator swaggering around with its perfect catch stunned golfers in Florida who were busy with the game. Video shot northwest of Tampa last week captured a gator casually strolling around a golf course with a massive fish, almost half its size, hanging out of its jaws. “That’s amazing. I’ve never seen that before,” exclaims Norma Respess, who shot the video at the Seven Springs Gulf and Country Club in Trinity last Thursday, according to Fox13 News. “Wow. What a sight! He’s holding onto that fish!…

VIDEO: Bizarre orange alligator spotted in US state, named ‘Trump-a-gator’

CAROLINA: An alligator was sighted in a South Carolina neighborhood having an unusual orange colour, thus baffling the residents. The gator has been nicknamed by local residents as "Rusty" and the "Trump-a-gator" due to its unusual orange shade. The alligator, estimated at 4-5 feet long, has become famous on social media after local residents photographed it swimming in the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. Herpetologist Josh Zalabak offered one possible explanation for the unusual coloring of the…

WATCH: Shocking video of a child riding an alligator goes viral

CHICAGO: A shocking video has emerged of a birthday party in the States, showing a 7-year-old girl riding a full grown alligator in the gathering and that too without any fear. Death, dismemberment, animal cruelty, a range of terrible possibilities could have resulted, but the child’s parents perhaps were too confident on the stunt safety. 'Bubba' is an 8ft-long 90kg alligator from the Chicago area. He is being ridden by a young girl called Katie. The adults in the video tell her to rock back to pose for a…