An alligator had broken into a pen and was threatening newborn cattle on Hal Conover’s property in Hawkins, Texas, so the rancher summoned help from game wardens and nearby friends.Hal Conover, of Hawkins, Texas, first noticed a 10-foot alligator on his property when he was weaning calves.
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He called an alligator hunter and his son to help him capture the animal in a unique way.With a rope. Once they lassoed the gator, they anchored it to the ground but the animal wasn’t giving up without a fight.
It bit one of the men before it was taken away to a nearby gator farmWhen one of the wranglers uncovered the creature’s head and attempted to hold down its mouth, the alligator had alternative plans.
In the process, one of the wranglers was bitten in the hand. Conover said it was only a flesh wound.It quickly snapped open its mouth and bit down on the unsuspecting man’s left hand.In a lucky escape, no lasting damage was done and the animal was transported to a ‘gator farm.