Alligator located in nursery business grabs attention

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM.

After using a long pole to get a noose about the alligator’s neck, they were able to get the fighting alligator under control and cover his eyes with a towel so that Norville could approach and straddle the alligator while they taped his jaw shut.

The gator was then carried safely to a waiting WRC truck.

Harry Redfearn, who has retired from the family business now operated by his son, said he’s never seen an alligator come up into the nursery property.

“I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m not sure why he’s up here so far away from the water,” he said.

Whatever the reason, it added excitement to the morning.

The alligator’s capture brought a morning of excitement to a close.

“Everyone say good-bye to the gator,” said Harry Redfearn as the alligator was loaded into the truck. 

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