Most of us have probably trapped something creepy and/or crawly under a cup or some other little container in our lifetimes. You don’t always know how else to deal with that spider or that mouse or even that snake. But one man super-sized that idea when he needed to figure out what to do with an alligator in his community.
Abdul Gene Malik shared video of him standing off against the terrifying reptile, which had wandered into his neighborhood in Mount Dora, Florida. The only thing between them was a large, open trash bin that Malik kept pushing forward, trying to coax the beast into entering it so he could trap it.
Friends watched off from the side and filmed the insane stunt, ready to warn Malik if the alligator wisened up and tried to dart around the side of the bin to attack.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen, but the tense face off did take a slightly harrowing turn when Malik finally just charged gator. He was able to get it partially into the bin and eventually tipped it up to keep the animal inside, even as it continued thrashing.