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Florida Man Mike Dragich is the total package. He’s a local veteran in Jacksonville. He’s an MMA fighter. And he’s the guy they call when a Florida alligator becomes a problem. That’s what happened last week with this 10 foot beast showed up in a parking lot at a Jacksonville elementary school.

Mike is a licensed trapper and knows what he’s doing. Don’t try this at home. He told Fox 35 “”We get there. I walked through the gate. And boom. There it was just ready to go right there in the parking lot, and we just had to get the job done.”

We’ve seen a lot of alligator videos lately. We’re right on the end of alligator mating season, so hopefully it’ll slow down soon. But here’s at least one more before the beasts calm down.

When I saw the video, even before Mike got to the gator you can see that thing didn’t stand a chance. I wouldn’t get near that thing without a suit of armor. This guy is sleeveless. I mean, what are the rest of the people there to do? I guess he needs someone to pass him the tape. That seems to be about it. This guy knows what he’s doing.

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