An 8-foot alligator caused quite a scare for residents in a Port St. Lucie neighborhood.
The gator's capture was recorded on camera.
A driver, Corina Page, said she saw the gator and thought it was a statue, but once Page saw it move, she called 911.
"I went down like this to take the picture and I heard it hiss," she said.
An officer wrangled the gator, which neighbors said they believed came from a nearby canal.
Officer Richard Schictel said it's just something he's learned on the job.
"I made a lasso and got it around his top jaw and was hoping that he would go into a death roll and tie himself up, but he didn't want to cooperate, so we just kind of held tension on him until the trapper got there," said Schictel.