Watch a brave Florida cop wrangle a baby gator with his bare hands

A Florida cop was recently seen bravely wading into a flooded yard to wrangle a gator in viral video that has his colleagues calling him "Crocodile Hunter."

And while Xzevies Baez is no Steve Irwin, the Cocoa PD officer could have easily waited for a gator wrangler instead of leaping to the rescue himself.

File this under, "Never a dull moment," the department said in a Facebook post on the video, which as of Friday morning had been viewed over 25,000 times.

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"Turns out it was a small gator in the parking lot," the department wrote. "Officer Baez, with Officer Wade narrating, entered into the ankle-deep water of a flooded yard, patiently stalked his prey."

Then, with the stealth of a cat, Baez pounces.

The whole thing is over in moments and the officer makes it look like child's play before the lil guy was taken to a "bigger safer pond."

Watch and enjoy. But, as the department says,  "DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Enjoy!"

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