A video has been going viral on social media showing an army veteran trapping an alligator in a trashcan.

Eugene Bozzi approached the animal with an open trash can, as the gator hissed at him. After trapping the animal’s head in the bin, he managed to wrestle the gator into the bin and took it across the street to let it go back into the pond.

“I was frightened when I had it in it because it was so powerful. And I didn’t expect that, it was pushing out, whipping its tail around,” Bozzi told local news station WESH.

The viral video prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to post to social media telling residents “don’t grab a garbage can” if they see an alligator.

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