(NBC News) — Trappers were called to capture a 5-foot American crocodile that was spotted in a Miami-Dade neighborhood on Saturday.
Body camera video provided by Pesky Critters Wildlife Control shows the reptile lunging at the trappers wrangling it in front of a resident’s Coral Gables home.
Local police secured the area to keep residents safe as trappers Todd Hardwick and Noah Dean secured the crocodile and took it into custody.
According to a statement from Pesky Critters, crocodiles are a threatened species in Florida and endangered everywhere else in the United States.
The crocodile was safely released into southern Biscayne Bay.