"I've been the trapper here in Leon County since April 2010 and that was the third-biggest gator I've captured," Broderick Vaughan, the owner of Vaughan's Gators, told the Democrat. "That was a pretty big one, and he wasn't happy that we were trying to remove him."
Vaughan managed to tape the gator’s jaws shut and then hoist it into a truck. The alligator was likely hit by a vehicle, Vaughan said. Because of the severity of its injuries, it had to be euthanized a few days later.