VIDEO: Alligator captured in Brandon backyard

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – An alligator being captured by a trapper and a deputy was caught on video Monday morning.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released the video of the reptile being captured in a backyard of a Brandon home. The home was located on Lithia Pinecrest Road. According to the HCSO Facebook post, Deputy Melissa Kinder helped a Florida licensed trapper the get the creature.

The reptile was more than 8 feet long.

The deputy helped measure the gator and load him onto a truck. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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