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'Billy the Exterminator' Removes an Eight-Foot Alligator From an ATV Park (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 14th 2011 5:30PM
An eight-foot gator on 'Billy the Exterminator'Squirrels and skunks can be nasty, and they can certainly put up a fight. But an eight-foot alligator? That's a much bigger problem to get rid of. That was Billy Bretherton's assignment on 'Billy the Exterminator' (Tuesdays, 10PM on A&E), as he had to capture an alligator at an ATV park, as much for its own safety as that of the riders who might accidentally ran it over.

Bretherton noted that hundreds of kids ride at the park every weekend. "To make matters worse, the water is pitch black, making it impossible to see which part of the gator's coming our way," he said. "This is insanely dangerous."

They did manage to capture the alligator without incident, taping his mouth shut and tying his legs behind his back so he couldn't try to crawl out of the back of the truck during transport. Then there was the matter of letting it go. "Hot gator!"


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jkellaw

By the way--where is Mary this season? Did Billy relocate her to a pristine wilderness?

September 15 2011 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jkellaw

Hard to beat the "moat of death" from last week, but this was a sizable reptile.

September 15 2011 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mouse

'Billy the Exterminator'? I do not know what everyone else saw but I saw two other guys doing all the capture and release while this expert 'Billy' narrated!

September 15 2011 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
topmind

Is it an endangered species that it could not be trapped nor shot? This humane shtick is going a bit far, considering the risk the gator poses to people... and chill'un too. They lurch at you and rip a major part off your body or take the whole thing to drown it, before you can say Barak Hussein Obama, save me.

September 15 2011 at 12:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
IVAN

I don't have anything to really say about this individual or the way he makes a living but, really the problem is with the person who wrote & / or the did the proof read on this article. The statement "Of the riders who might accidentally ran over it". Really are these persons college educated too highly that they can't realize that they were using the wrong tense. The right word would have been "run" not ran. Don't tell me is was just a little typo... the u & the a are on opposite sides of the keyboard. Obviously some persons rely on spell check way too much.
P.S. Whereas I might be a High School drop out, it doesn't mean that I can't spell. It also doesn't mean that I dropped out because I was lazy or lacking of intelligence. I left because of the lack of challenging material to be studied & the lack of interest shown by the teachers where I attended.

September 15 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ksosa1

shut up

September 15 2011 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nbgambler

Big deal Ive seen a 10 footer at Town Center Mall of Port Charlotte

September 15 2011 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rob

Yep, same thing at Fiddlesticks Golf Course In Ft. Myers. Walk 5 feet from it and it just lies there.

September 15 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TheNDN

Time to fire up the BBQ & throw on some gator tail steaks.

September 15 2011 at 11:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vomjubel

billy is too hard on the croc. the croc hunter from AUS was more gentle with them. tie up his legs yes but the way he did it looks too uncomfortable for the croc.

September 15 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rob

Alligator. Big difference.

September 15 2011 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert Brooks

So this is what Motley Crew does as a side job. He has no skill or experience in wrangling gators. What a doofus.

September 15 2011 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wilkesgm

It is only in America where the correct decision can't be used - shoot it and have a gator-stew.

September 15 2011 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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