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Texas dad channels hero Steve Irwin by wrestling an alligator in family driveway

A father in Texas thought his child was trying to play a prank when he told him an alligator was blocking his front door Tuesday morning, the day he entered middle school. I quickly learned that the predator was real.

``I think she's joking.Mike Trin told her KPRC2 in Houston.

"Walked in front like 'Holy... yes, there's an alligator!'"

The large creature was sitting in the family's Missouri City driveway, and the Trinh's I was preventing my daughter from going home. School and delayed him from going to his restaurant, Mike's Seafood.

Trinh threw a towel over the gator's head before taping his mouth shut.
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He learned from Irwin's TV show how to fight an alligator.
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The father attempted to call rescue agencies and authorities but was unable to remove the animal KSAT reported

Fortunately, Torin channeled his childhood hero, crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.

"Clicky!" His father, over the years, watched Irwin's TV show and learned that throwing a towel over a crocodile's (crocodile, in this case) head would calm the reptile. He remembered what he had learned that would help

He threw several towels at the crocodile and when the first one went into the crocodile's open mouth, he videotaped her 19-year-old daughter. I said !

After successfully covering the crocodile's head, Torin took her daughter to school only to find the crocodile still in the driveway of the house.

With the help of a 19-year-old, Torin wrestled with a reptile and kept her mouth shut so as not to bite his daughter. Next, he tightly wrapped the animal's deadly jaw with duct tape and jiu-jitsu tape.

Trinh taped up the reptile and drove it away from his home.
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"Off my to-do list. I'll fight. Today. It's a crocodile!" Torin said, thanking Steve Irwin for not hurting people or alligators in the madness.