Chomp, Chomp! A 10-Foot Alligator Bites An Alachua County Sheriff’s Cruiser

A Florida deputy sheriff’s cruiser is in for some major repairs after a 10-foot alligator took a big bite out of the car’s bumper. Authorities say the attack happened near a country club as the deputy was waiting for a trapper to show up.

Alachua Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the gator Saturday evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It attacked the patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to show up.

The alligator was put down under the state’s nuisance gator policy, and the trapper was allowed to keep alligator meat and the gator hide, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.