Florida man captures alligator in garbage bin

Florida man captures alligator in garbage bin

A Florida man who spotted an alligator wandering through his neighborhood was caught on camera capturing the reptile in a garbage bin.

Abdul Gene Malik, a U.S. Army veteran, posted a video to Instagram showing how he captured the alligator in his Mount Dora neighborhood.

The video shows Malik asking onlookers to tell him when the alligator’s head was safely inside the trash bin he slid horizontally on the ground to ensnare the hissing gator.

Malik was able to get the alligator into the bin and flip it upright, trapping the reptile inside.

“I got kids to protect,” Malik wrote in the Instagram post.

Malik said he contacted the proper authorities to come remove the gator from his garbage bin.