When it comes to the internet, anything containing the phrase "Florida man" is usually worth checking out, just for a laugh. Well this one also includes plastics.
On Sept. 29, a 51-second video posted by Twitter user @kerethep quickly went viral, registering more than 1.3 million views within five hours. The video shows a man — wearing only a T-shirt, shorts, socks and sandals — working to capture an alligator that had been roaming a residential neighborhood, armed only with a plastic rolling cart.
As he pushes the cart along the ground, the alligator first backs up, then begins to crawl inside the cart. Within a few seconds, the man successfully captures the gator inside the cart. Florida television station WESH spoke with Roy Bonilla, who took the video of his friend Eugene Bozzi trapping the alligator. (A longer video shows Bozzi calmly rolling the bin across the street to a pond and releasing it.)
Obviously this isn't the preferred way to get rid of nuisance wildlife in Florida. Or the proper use of a recycling cart.
"Reminder," the official Twitter page for Orange County noted. "Alligators are not recyclable in your blue lid cart."
I know Rehrig Pacific Co. has a molded trash cart designed to withstand bears, but I wonder if it ever tested its ability to hold an alligator.