Florida deputy sweeps alligator away from restaurant using only a broom: VIDEO

Who knew a broom could be so handy?

An alligator hungry for breakfast was spotted in front of a popular Florida restaurant – and all a deputy used to remove it was a ratty broom!

It all went down in front of Peach's Restaurant in Bradenton on the morning of June 6. 

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"They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this [gator] was ready for it when employees found him patiently waiting for them to open the Peach’s on SR 70 this morning at 6 a.m.," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. 

Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriffs Office hilariously removed an alligator with a broom that was waiting outside a breakfast restaurant. (Video: Manatee County Sheriffs Office)

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Hartley used a broom to sweep the small gator to the woods nearby, as seen in the removal video posted on social media. 

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"#Resourceful," the sheriff's office added to the post.