Tow truck hoists massive gator into truck after capture

A 400-pound alligator wandering around a neighborhood west of Houston, Texas, was captured by local police officers and trappers on September 12.

Footage recorded by Michael Schwab initially shows a trapper sitting atop the alligator while working to bind the reptile, said to be over 10 feet long. The creature is then seen hoisted up by a tow truck, before four people help place it into the back of a pickup truck.

Wranglers from Bayou City Gator Savers posted that the alligator was 10 foot 6 inches long. Local media said the animal weighed 400 pounds.