Deputy shoots huge alligator that caught girl in tree

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title =” (File Image, Wiki Commons) “border =” 0″ src=”″ width =” 180″/ > (File Image, Wiki Commons). (Meredith/AP)– A Florida teenager who climbed into a tree to escape an aggressive alligator while swimming in a creek was saved by a deputy who shot the huge reptile with a semi-automatic rifle.

Jordan Broderick had actually been awaiting the tree for a half-hour on Friday when Deputy Mitch Blackmon got to the creek in Astor, Florida. The 15-year-old girl climbed up into the tree after experiencing the gator while rafting, inning accordance with an occurrence report launched on Monday.

” My child is stuck in a fricking tree and there are gators surrounding her. We cannot get her out. She’s just 15!” the girl’s mom screamed to a dispatcher in a 911 call. “Oh my God. Please hurry! Please rush!”

The woman’s mother, whose name was edited from the 911 call, told a dispatcher that the household had been going to the area to swim and camp. When told by the dispatcher that it might take as long as 20 minutes for a marine system to get to the area, the mother said, “Oh my god! My child is going to be f —— dead!”

But Blackmon reached the creek prior to the marine system and he heard Broderick shrieking from the tree. The alligator was hissing and wasn’t frightened by the deputy’s presence, inning accordance with the report.

The 10-foot-long gator started moving toward Blackmon so he fired at it with his Bushmaster AR-15, the report stated.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Fred Jones says the gator sank back into the water and didn’t reappear.

Broderick wasn’t injured.

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