Viral video shows deputy freaking out when gator makes surprising move

Gator wrangling isn’t for everyone.

Jefferson Parish, a deputy in Lousiana, was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move, notes WWL.

Just after having its mouth taped shut, the ferocious reptile swung its head toward one of the two men standing near the animal, eliciting a jump, a yelp, and a run to safety.

As luck would have it, the moment was caught on video and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office shared it on Facebook.

It also wrote, “Our deputies respond to all kinds of calls, from crime to gators! Side note, we’re not sure if our deputy was screaming like that, but it sure sounded like it, haha.” 

See photos of the deputy's encounter with the gator: 

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Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
Deputy Jefferson Parish was caught off guard on Thursday when a seemingly contained gator made a surprise move.
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