Determined gator headbutts trapper, slaps police officer

OCOEE, Fla. — An alligator trapper and a police officer in Ocoee got a little more than they bargained for.

Video shows the trapper trying to restrain the gator in the back of a pickup truck. As he was trying to capture it, the animal headbutted the trapper, knocking him out cold.

The gator then hit a police officer with its tail.

The person shooting this video said the trapper was OK.

The gator was released into a lake.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, May and June are typically mating season for alligators. During this time, alligators may be out and about more frequently.

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