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米のワニ・ハンターが、民家のプールに入った野生のワニを素手で捕獲

米のワニ・ハンターが、民家のプールに入った野生のワニを素手で捕獲

アメリカで民家のプールに迷い込んだワニを、素手で捕まえてしまった男性がいる。

 

武器も持たずにプールに飛び込む

 

その男性とは、Paul Bedardさん。彼はフロリダ州のアリゲーター迷惑プログラムと契約している、ワニ・ハンターとされている。

 

そんなBedardさんは10月16日、パークランドの街にある民家へ派遣されたという。

 

行ってみるとその家のプールには、大きなワニが迷い込み、泳いでいたそうだ。

 

それを見たBedardさんは、なんと水着姿のまま、武器も持たずにプールへ飛び込んだ。

 

ワニが疲れるまで追いかける

 

動画でもわかるように、Bedardさんは潜ってワニの尻尾を捕まえようとする。しかしワニはそれを嫌がり、すぐに逃げてしまう。

 

しかしBedardさんによれば、その後ワニの方が疲れてしまい、ついに捕まえることに成功し、口をテープでふさぐことができたという。

 

このワニは約9フィート(約2m74㎝)もあり、重さは185ポンド(約84㎏)もあったそうだ。

 

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Got an e-gator call this morning about an 8 to 9 foot alligator in a swimming pool up in Parkland. The gator had walked through the screen and into the pool. I haven't had a good-sized gator in a swimming pool in probably a year, so I was kind of looking forward to this when I got the call. These are actually fun because the gator can't go anywhere and the water's almost always crystal clear. So all I have to do is jump in the water play around with him until he's tired and I can either hold his mouth shut and put a snare on it and tape it, or if he super energetic I can get him tired enough where I can just pick him up without the tape and carry him out in the yard and then tape him up once I get there. This guy was super mellow didn't really give me a hard time at all, I couldn't get him to spin on me he really wanted nothing to do with me. I simply made a frontal catch put a snare on his mouth and taped him up. Then finally got him to expend some energy…. I didn't want to pull him out of the water until he was tired, because he'll usually go into a death roll and smash himself up on the concrete or, if he's not taped, bite the concrete or something so it's always better to make him expend that energy in the water where is not going to get banged up. He ended up being 8 feet 8 in, and didn't really give me a hassle at all, it was basically as smooth and easy as it ever gets. Thank you Lord, much appreciated. #gatorboysalligatorrescue #gatorboys #rescue #animal #alligator #gators #gator #paulbedard #evergladesholidaypark #everglades #crocodile #croc #greatful #nuisancealligator

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Bedardさんは以前、テレビのアニマル・リアリティ番組で、「ゲイター・ボーイ」として出演したことがあるほど、ワニには親しんでいるとか。

 

それにしても素手で捕まえてしまうとは、驚くべき技を持っていると言えるだろう。(了)

 

 

出展元:Tampa Bay Times:Florida man, former Animal Planet star rescues gator from pool, plans to use him to teach(10/17)

出典元:NYPost:Florida animal trapper plays with gator until it tires, pulls it from pool(10/17)

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