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Alligator startles Louisiana deputy

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA -- A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was caught on video jumping in the air and squealing during an alligator capture.

In an Aug. 24 video posted to Facebook by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office a group of deputies can be seen securing a small alligator with its mouth taped shut when the gator suddenly twists its head back around. The deputy jumps with a cry of surprise and then runs away.

His fellow officers and onlookers join with the deputy in playful lighter at the overreaction.

The sheriff's office video post said, "Our deputies respond to all kinds of calls, from crime to gators! Side note, we're not sure if our deputy was screaming like that, but it sure sounded like it, haha."

No one was harmed during the alligator capture call.

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