On Thursday, in Lake County, Florida, sheriff's deputy Jessica McGregor responded to a call about a seven-foot alligator trying to break through a fence at a middle school.  And the nearest trapper was two hours away. But Jessica used to wrestle gators with her brother, so she made a makeshift lasso, snagged the gator, and wrestled him until he gave up. Then she tied him up and secured him until he could be taken away.  

Jessica is 29, and a mother of two small children herself. This happened when the school was letting out for the day, so there was already a danger of someone getting attacked.