Animal trapper ‘played’ with 9ft alligator until it got tired and then pulled it from residential pool
- Paul Bedard, formerly on Animal Planet’s ‘Gator Boys,’ jumped into a pool to remove an alligator from a Florida home
- The gator was 8 feet, 8 inches and weighed 185 pounds
- Bedard said the experience was ‘as smooth’ as possible as the gator got tired, placed a snare on its mouth and taped it
An animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until the reptile got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
Celebrity trapper Paul Bedard, who is contracted with the state’s nuisance alligator program, said that he was dispatched to a house in Parkland, Florida.
‘These are actually fun because the gator can’t go anywhere and the water’s almost always crystal clear,’ Bedard wrote on Instagram.
Bedard, who starred on Animal Planet’s ‘Gator Boys,’ said he was able to pull the nearly 9-foot animal out of the water once it grew tired from playing with him in the pool on Wednesday. He put a snare on its mouth and taped it.
Paul Bedard, known for the reality show ‘Gator Boys,’ pulls the reptile from a homeowner’s pool in Florida
Paul Bedard raises a 9-foot alligator over his head at a home in Parkland, Fla. Bedard, a local trapper, removed the nuisance reptile that had jumped into a customers pool.
After playing with the alligator until he got tired, Paul Bedard placed taped on his mouth removed him
The nearly 9-foot long alligator was taken out of a residential pool by celebrity trapper Paul Bedard
Paul Bedard poses with the gator that he safely took out of a pool in Florida
He described the reptile as “super mellow” and didn’t give a hassle in extricating him from the water.
‘It was basically as smooth and easy as it ever gets,’ Bedard posted.
The 185-pound gator was named Cool Hand Luke for the 1967 Paul Newman film.