‘I got kids to protect!’ Moment an Army vet calmly fights off hissing alligator using a TRASH CAN to stun and capture it
This is the moment a brave Army vet fought off a hissing alligator outside his home using just a trash can.
Op Woensdag, Abdul Gene Malik posted a clip of himself catching the snarling gator in his front yard in Mount Dora, Florida.
The clip starts with Malik dragging an open trash can towards the reptile, which retreats backwards.
Abdul Gene Malik (op die foto) posted a clip of himself catching an alligator using simply his wits and a trash can on to his Instagram
Malik is able to get the gator’s head in the trash can opening, flips the lid on the gators head as the nervous alligator panics and goes further into the trash can
A nervous crowd can be heard off camera chattering and encouraging Malik as he methodically inches the trash can towards the reptile.
As he gets closer he ask spectators to help him.
‘Let me know when the head goes inside, let me know’ he ask people watching him, with someone responding ‘I got you.’
Malik, who is originally from Philadelphia, suddenly speeds up and is able to trap the predator’s head in the trash can, causing it to panic and go further in on its own.
As the gator wildly wags its tail the crowd encourages Malik saying ‘go, go go!’ and he tilts the trashcan upwards while the lids slowly closes behind it, fully trapping it.
Malik is met by applause and puts his hand on the lid in an attempt to not let the gator escape.
The Army veteran said he stepped up because he’s ‘got kids to protect’ on his Instagram
Army veteran Abdul Gene Malik (op die foto) posted the clip of himself fighting off a hissing Florida gator on Wednesday
The Army veteran said he stepped up because he’s ‘got kids to protect’ and even set up a humorous GoFundMe where he claims he is launching a gator catching business to get him and his family through ‘difficult times’ although it is not clear if he is kidding or not.
‘On September 29th, 2021 I was faced with a life or death task that made me decide whether it’s me & my family or the Gator,’ hy het geskryf.
‘I am a Combat Veteran that struggle to make ends month to month. Fortunately enough everything happens for a reason. I will be using this support to help my family & numerous other families to remain Gator FREE,’ hy het bygevoeg.
While Malik was fortunate to survive his encounter, earlier this month a 71-year-old Louisiana man was vermoor by a gator during Hurricane Ida as his wife tried desperately to save him.
Timothy Satterlee died after he was attacked by an alligator in a flooded shed in his Slidell, Louisiana home as his horrified wife looked on helplessly.
Satterlee’s spouse, wat nie benoem is nie, tried to save him, but the creature had torn off Satterlee’s arm, and she was unable to do so.
The couple lived in a home is located near Lake Pontchartrain in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell and according to neighbors alligators are common in the area and are known to approach people because some feed them.
Malik set up a GoFundMe where he is seemingly setting up a gator catching business to get him and his family through ‘difficult times’