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Moment when an army veteran calmly defeats the hissing alligator by using a garbage can to catch him

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“I have to protect children!” Moment when an army veteran calmly defeats the hissing alligator using a trash can to stun and capture it

  • Abdul Gene Malik, a Philadelphia Army veteran, posted a clip of himself catching an alligator with his wits and a trash can to his Instagram.
  • The clip starts with Malik dragging an open trash can with the lid off towards the alligator on a lawn in front, forcing the alligator to pull backwards
  • Malik is able to get the alligator’s head into the opening of the bin, flips the lid on the alligator’s head as the nervous alligator panics and continues into the bin
  • The Army veteran said he was acting because he “has kids to protect” and even set up a GoFundMe where he’s seemingly starting an alligator trapping company










This is when a brave army veteran fights a hissing alligator outside his home using only a garbage can.

On Wednesday, Abdul Gene Malik posted a clip of him catching the growling alligator in his front yard in Mount Dora, Florida.

The clip opens with Malik dragging an open trash can toward the reptile, which retreats backwards.

Malik dragged an open trash can with the lid off to the alligator

Malik then speeds up and gets the alligator's head in the trash can

Abdul Gene Malik (pictured) posted a clip of him catching an alligator with his wits and a trash can on his Instagram

Malik is able to get the alligator's head into the opening of the bin, flips the lid on the alligator's head as the nervous alligator panics and continues into the bin

Malik is able to get the alligator's head into the opening of the bin, flips the lid on the alligator's head as the nervous alligator panics and continues into the bin

Malik is able to get the alligator’s head into the opening of the bin, flips the lid on the alligator’s head as the nervous alligator panics and continues into the bin

Off-camera, a nervous crowd can be heard cheering and cheering Malik on as he methodically shoves the trash can toward the reptile.

As he approaches, he asks onlookers to help him.

“Let me know when the head goes in, let me know,” he asks people looking at him, to which someone responds, “I got you.”

Malik, who is originally from Philadelphia, suddenly speeds up and is able to catch the predator’s head in the garbage, causing him to panic and continue inside on his own.

As the alligator wags its tail wildly, the crowd cheers on Malik and says “go, go go!” and he tilts the bin up as the lids slowly close behind it, locking it in completely.

Malik gets applause and puts his hand on the lid in an effort to keep the alligator from escaping.

Army veteran said he acted because he 'has kids to protect' on his Instagram

Army veteran said he acted because he ‘has kids to protect’ on his Instagram

Army veteran Abdul Gene Malik (pictured) posted the clip on Wednesday in which he fights off a hissing Florida alligator

Army veteran Abdul Gene Malik (pictured) posted the clip on Wednesday in which he fights off a hissing Florida alligator

The Army veteran said he acted because he “has kids to protect” and even set up a humorous GoFundMe where he claims he’s starting an alligator catching business to get him and his family through “tough times,” though it’s not clear. is whether he’s kidding or not.

“On September 29, 2021, I was faced with a life or death task that made me decide whether it’s me and my family or the Gator,” he wrote.

“I’m a combat veteran who struggles to make ends meet every month. Fortunately, everything happens for a reason. I will use this support to help my family and many other families stay Gator FREE,” he added.

Malik was lucky enough to survive his encounter, but earlier this month a 71-year-old Louisiana man was killed by an alligator during Hurricane Ida as his wife desperately tried to save him.

Timothy Satterlee died after being attacked by an alligator in a flooded barn at his home in Slidell, Louisiana, as his horrified wife looked on helplessly.

Satterlee’s wife, who is not named, tried to save him, but the creature had torn off Satterlee’s arm and she was unable to do so.

The couple lived in a house near Lake Pontchartrain in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell, and neighbors say alligators are common in the area and have been known to approach humans because some feed them.

Malik has set up a GoFundMe where he is apparently starting an alligator trapping company to help him and his family through 'tough times'

Malik has set up a GoFundMe where he is apparently starting an alligator trapping company to help him and his family through ‘tough times’

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