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Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff’s deputy wrestled the creature.

The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2p0pt00) that Bibb County Sheriff’s deputy Clay Williams and Animal Welfare officer Bruce Rozier were dispatched to round up the 4-foot alligator Monday morning in Macon.

Footage from the deputy’s body camera shows Williams straddling the reptile and holding its jaws shut as Rozier tapes its snout. Someone can be heard telling the alligator “you’re under arrest.”

The alligator writhed in protest and lashed its tail at Williams, but the officers managed to load it into an Animal Welfare vehicle for relocation. The alligator was later released at a swamp.

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