Florida Mom Wrestles Alligator Near Middle School
You know it takes a pretty tough woman to become a Florida sheriff's deputy, when that deputy can also wrestle alligators, well, that's a really, really tough woman. Her name is Jessica McGregor, she is a 29-year-old Lake County sheriff's deputy and mother of two. Last week, Deputy McGregor answered a call about a seven-foot alligator trying to break through the fence at a local middle school. It would take two hours for the animal folks to get there so McGregor decided to get a jump on the situation.
The Orlando Sentinel reports, she made a noose from a 30-foot rope, lassoed the beast and proceeded to tire him out. "I got him turned around, and he started to spin and flop and jump," McGregor told the paper. "Once he got tired, he just laid there and wiggled his tail. I threw the rope over him and dropped down with my knees behind his front legs. He jerked around a little bit and just gave up."
Apparently, Alligator Wrangling is just part of everyday living for Deputy McGregor, she and her brother used to do it all the time. The deputy, told the Sentinel, "I've lived in Lake County my whole life. Back in the day, you had these things come up on your land, and you just caught 'em up and threw 'em back in the nearest watering hole." No Big Deal.