A user on social media called the encounter the ‘most Florida thing in months’.
A Florida man became a viral sensation on Tuesday after he was seen catching a hissing alligator while in his military training … and using a dustbin.
According to reports, an Army veteran, 26-year-old Eugene Bozzi, posted a viral video of his unique wrangling ways to his Instagram with the caption, “Crazy day in Florida.”
“I don’t know the procedures,” Bozzi told Orlando disguise tv, “So I did it my way.”
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In VideoBozzie is seen covering open trash as he approaches the six-foot-tall reptile at his home on Mount Dora, about 30 miles northwest of Orlando. As Gator slowly backs away, he is heard saying, “Tell me when the head goes in.”
When Bozzie drops the lid, it hits Gator’s head, triggering a massive predator beating. Eventually, Gator manages to fit inside the container, and the boozy lid closes to appease the onlookers.
“So I got the trash, saw some stuff on TV,” said Bozzie. Granthshala 35 Orlando. “I knew that if I put in front of the trash, he would at least either go in or think it was a mouthful and back off, which he did. I just overwhelmed him and threw him in. And he went down safely, that was it.”
According to the station, Bozzie then hauled the container to a nearby lake and released the crocodile into the water.
“His weight was heavier than I thought,” Bozzie said, “so I was thinking he was too heavy, and then when I got him there he was really strong, it felt like someone hit.” trying to do. Top was trying to get out and I waited for him to calm down and it’s done.”
The incident prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to tell Floridians who are concerned about alligators, “don’t catch the trash.”
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“Call our hotline… and we can send a real crocodile,” the commission wrote on Twitter.
But the veteran and Philadelphia native said the encounter was “the inspiration for the thinking of the moment,” according to New York Post.
Bozzie said he was talking to his nephew in his garage when he heard a “little commotion outside”. He said that his daughter was riding a bike when he told her, “Hey this big crocodile is just hissing at me!”
“I went over there and it was bigger than me. There were other people’s kids too,” Bozzi told the newspaper. “Military instincts kicked in – and, you know, protect at all costs.”
a user on twitter Called Encounter “The most Florida thing I’ve seen in months.”
Bozzie told the Post that he might call “wildlife rescue” next time.