‘Girthy’ 500-pound alligator in Florida captured by trappers

It took two hours for alligator trappers in Parrish, Fla., to wrangle a massive 12-foot, 500-pound gator that was lurking in a waterway there.

The gator, which was trapped Wednesday, was “menacing” divers who were working on a private project on the waterway, WKMG-TV reported.

One of the trappers, Jim Cutway, told the news station the divers first noticed the gator while underwater. They promptly got out and called for help.

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"The divers had less than 5 feet of visibility, and they knew he was there," Cutway told WKMG-TV.

"The gator was very close them. He was bothering them,” he added.

Cutway — with the help of a trapper with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission — then worked to capture and pull the hefty animal to shore, which reportedly took about two hours.

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It was a "long-fought tug of war,” Cutway said, adding the reptile was a “very girthy, big bull gator.”

Eventually, the animal was captured and was taken to an alligator farm on the east coast of Florida, WKMG-TV reported.

Jim Cutway declined to comment when contacted by Fox News on Friday.