An alligator spotted swimming in an Indiana neighborhood's retention pond was captured by a local resident early Wednesday morning.
Numerous attempts were made to catch the reptile before Brandon Crawford successfully nabbed the gator in the early hours Wednesday.
"I just did it so no kids would get hurt," Crawford told WNDU-TV.
Crawford said he used a frog to lure the gator to shore.
It was unclear whether the gator would be returned to its owners or taken to a new home.