A VIDEO has captured the moment when an alligator lunged for various people on the sidewalk in the middle of the night.
The video was shared by an animal control group tasked with containing an 11-foot-alligator that was loose in Florida.
The video was shared by the wildlife control group Pesky Critters.
In it, a team of people try to contain the alligator, with it fighting back and lunging toward them repeatedly.
As the alligator is being captured, the men surround him.
They all have cameras attached to their bodies, providing different angles of the animal’s attack.
The clip shows the alligator putting up a fight and shaking off the various ropes and metal traps that the men throw its way.
“This will get your adrenaline pumping! It’s almost like something out of Jurassic Park!” reads the clip’s description.
The wildlife control group reports that they were called in at 3 am when a resident that was out for a run spotted the animal.
Alligators are an incredibly common sight in South Florida, located all over the state’s 67 counties.
The wildlife control group provided some guidance for Floridians who might have a run-in with an alligator.
They make it clear that these animals should not be approached, and that they should call the alligator hotline as soon as they can.
They also warn against walking dogs without their leashes near bodies of water.
Alligators appear to be more active during dusk and dawn, so people should be extra careful during these time frames.
Lastly, they ask for people to never feed alligators and to dispose of fish scraps in garbage bins, avoiding dropping them in the water.