Eight Foot Alligator Captured Near Highway In Bratt (With Video)

July 1, 2019

An 8-foot alligator was captured in a stand of trees just feet off Highway 4 in Bratt late Sunday afternoon.

The gator was captured by Scott Porter, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) contracted nuisance alligator trapper.  Estimated to be about 10 years old, the alligator was about 600 feet from a swampy area. He was captured less than 2,000 feet from several public locations such as the Travis Nelson Park, the First Baptist Church of Bratt and Bratt Elementary School.

Our NorthEscambia.com cameras were there beside Porter as he used snare pole to removed the gator from the wooded area. It was then loaded into the back of his truck with the help of a couple of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and bystanders.

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The alligator was relocated to a more appropriate home off Highway 97 on Pilgrim Trail in Molino.

NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos and video, click to enlarge.



21 Responses to “Eight Foot Alligator Captured Near Highway In Bratt (With Video)”

  1. john on July 7th, 2019 9:05 am

    He would make a nice pair of boots, and a matching belt.

  2. Howie on July 3rd, 2019 12:56 pm

    Great photos and video.

    But I wouldn’t have released that gator into an area of many homes.

    A few miles East to DeFuniak Springs where there are several lakes and creeks with fewer homes.

    Or anywhere else besides Pilgrim Trail. That’s not using common sense.

  3. erica on July 2nd, 2019 8:30 pm

    Great pictures!

  4. Wait. What? on July 2nd, 2019 4:35 pm

    I’m really glad they didn’t kill him but a bit concerned he’s gonna show up in my yard now.

  5. jody on July 1st, 2019 7:36 pm

    I hope they bring more of these gators in here. They eat just fine.

  6. Regina Duerr...B.Silcox on July 1st, 2019 4:37 pm

    Alligator Creek starts by hwy 97 just south of Pilgrim Hills Rd. abt .5 miles.The creek was named long ago for that reason.My long friend ship with the Crabtrees who live close to the creek on Gibson Rd Louis Crabtree told me when he was young there was a gator or two at that bridge .Back in 1950s.Also Ive caught & let go a little 3 ft.on upper Perdido Back abt 1968-69.The Crabtree Boys (Monty & Tommy floated down the Rv. I jumped out of boat & threw it up on a sand bar .Then later we let it go .South of Waters Ferry.I love that there is still some wild. People that dont like that should move back to the city.This is still a little country.

  7. Susan Barnes on July 1st, 2019 12:36 pm

    I’m with David on this animal,y’all go thinks he so pretty there are small children and elderly people where this gator was found he wouldn’t think twice having them for his next meal or any kind of pets also

  8. Cantonment Reader on July 1st, 2019 12:16 pm

    Wow NorthEscambia! Amazing photos and video. The photographer on this was amazing! Camera in one hand, wresting gator with the other?

  9. Crystal on July 1st, 2019 12:15 pm

    I heard the “Mayor of Bratt” our there! “Y’all get all the pictures you want” lol

  10. Molino Girl on July 1st, 2019 11:51 am

    David Hule Green… for perspective…. the gator could say much the same about humans. Haha

  11. David Huie Green on July 1st, 2019 9:42 am

    “All of God’s creations are important.”

    Just so you remember much of His creation lives by eating others of His creation and that given a chance this one would eat you and/or everyone you might hold dear.

    David for perspective

  12. barbara on July 1st, 2019 8:37 am

    A beautiful Gator,by the way!

  13. barbara on July 1st, 2019 8:36 am

    Thanks again for your coverage. Northescambia….ya”ll are “right on!”

  14. Kathy R on July 1st, 2019 8:23 am

    Why would they relocate in a residential area???

  15. New to Century on July 1st, 2019 7:53 am

    Northescambia.com those are so great pictures
    Better you than me.

  16. w.w. on July 1st, 2019 7:13 am

    Welcome to Florida…. Guess what!!! We have gators here….. have for thousands of years. They are more common than not in the wilderness especially in wet areas…

  17. tg on July 1st, 2019 6:43 am

    He was waiting for someone to fix a flat tire on hwy4.

  18. Leslie on July 1st, 2019 6:42 am

    Is there a swamp down Pilgrim Hill Trails?

  19. JustSaying on July 1st, 2019 6:26 am

    Is there some source of water in that area (swampy). I’m familiar with the area, don’t know of one? That’s why he was traveling?

  20. Reader on July 1st, 2019 2:09 am

    Wow. The camera guy was really close. NorthEscambia you are amazing

  21. Nathan Findley on July 1st, 2019 2:06 am

    Thank you for not killing him.All of God’s creations are important.

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