A Florida trapper was head-butted unconscious by an alligator trying to escape his captors.

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Video shows rebel alligator knocking man unconscious

The gator tried to make a run for it—with his hands tied.

 

Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Published Jun 8, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 1:57 pm CDT

An alligator reached viral stardom on Thursday when he tried to escape his handlers with his hands tied behind his back—and head-butted a trapper unconscious in the process.

The nine-foot gator was apparently roaming around an Orlando neighborhood (which is a regular thing in Florida) when some police and a trapper managed to wrestle him and down and hogtie his limbs, Vice reported Friday.

Things seemed to be going according to plan—the trapper even daringly tapped on the alligator’s head, which according to Twitter is a way to disorient the beasts. But as the gator was hoisted onto a truck, he made a last-ditch effort escape and head-butted the trapper. According to WCMH-TV, the man was “out cold” for four seconds.

Videos posted to Twitter and Instagram caught the whole thing in action.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjN3SyvHgRB/?utm_source=ig_embed

In the end, the alligator was successfully captured with the help of a winch.

Luckily, the incident was far from the worst giant lizard news today.

H/T Vice News

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*First Published: Jun 8, 2018, 9:49 pm CDT