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Gator attacks Florida police car

5:12 PM, May 2, 2011   |    comments
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A Florida sheriff's deputy got more than he bargained for when he answered a call about an animal causing a nuisance.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office released video of a seven-foot long alligator taking a bite out of the deputy's patrol car.

The deputy responded to a call of an alligator in a residential neighborhood and he came face-to-face, or rather grill-to-snout with the suspect.

The gator grabbed hold of the deputy's front bumper and refused to let go when he was confronted by the patrol car.

The deputy was forced to back up with the gator in tow.

Eventually, the alligator let go and was captured by a licensed trapper.

The car sustained some damage but nobody was injured.

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