A North Philly man has gone viral after his encounter with an alligator in Florida.

The video which was posted to Instagram shows Eugene Bozzi trying to coax an alligator into a trash can in front of a neighbors home.

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This was not a small alligator by any means and he did this all while wearing slides on his feet. Bozzi trapped the gator, which had a lid, in the garbage bin and pushed it toward the retention pond.

The Army Vet said his instincts kicked in because he wanted to protect those in his neighborhood.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission suggest calling a professional should you encounter an alligator.