BOSTON (CBS) – Steve Burton appears to have a hidden talent – alligator wrangling.

While taping a segment for this Sunday’s edition Sports Final, the WBZ-TV sports anchor was holding an alligator brought to the studio by herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky.

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Spooked by a nearby crocodile, however, the alligator began to flail in an attempt to escape Burton’s grasp.

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But the gator was no match for the anchor, as Burton held firm until Ralbovsky could take over.

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“That thing was so strong. I wasn’t fine!” Burton joked about his reptile wrangling experience.