Video shows deputy removing gator from Tampa yard with a broom

Speaking softly, and carry a big broom.

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Right now, Florida is in the midst of alligator mating season, when horny gators will do whatever it takes to find a mate, including losing in a fight with a broom.

Last week, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, were once again summoned to remove an alligator that found itself wedged under a car. As you can see in the video, the 4-foot gator was removed from the property by a deputy who dragged it across the lawn and into a pond with a decent sized push broom.  

If this all sounds sort of familiar, it’s because a similar instance occurred last month, when a 10-foot gator had to be removed from underneath a car in a Tampa apartment complex. 

According to HCSO the broomed gator was unharmed and no one was injured. 

It’s now May, which means alligator mating season is officially here until the end of June. So, for the next month or two be on the lookout for gators on the move and, of course, always check under your car and carry a big, big broom.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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