Moment feisty 11ft alligator lunges as trappers try to wrangle it

Dramatic footage shows an 11ft alligator ferociously snapping at trappers as they tired to wrangle the creature near a sports complex in Florida.

A concerned resident alerted wildlife control to the reptile, who say they engaged in "quite the battle" with the it.

The alligator snaps its jaws and lunges at the trappers and engages in a "death roll" maneuver used to destroy prey.

Trappers advised residents to avoid walking pets near bodies of water, not to swim at night, or outside designated swimming areas.

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