When Deputy Cameron Coward of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office spotted a small alligator in a parking lot, he took matters into his own hands.
Commander Chuck Mulligan told Inside Edition, “He was walking through a parking lot and saw the four-foot alligator. The alligator had gotten out on the Fourth of July and was near roadways, so the deputies had a concern for the gator.”
Usually, officers will call the local wildlife commission for large alligators, but Coward was able to handle the alligator himself, literally with his own two hands. “He threw a bag over its head. It’s a normal issue to see alligators. He just picked it up and put it back retention pond so it didn’t get hit by a car,” Mulligan told Inside Edition. “Had it been a 10-12 foot one, they would have handled it differently.”
Apparently, when your last name is Coward, you have to make up for it somehow!
If a baby alligator was nearby and about to be hit by a car, would you jump in to save it? Have you ever got your hands dirty in a situation that others deemed dangerous? Let us know in the comments and please watch the video below
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