6-Foot Gator Gets Trapped In Storm Drain

Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office / Facebook

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Sarasota, Florida reported being called out to a location where a gator got stuck trying to exit through a storm drain.

“Imagine coming across this bad boy on your morning jog!” Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

The alligator was about six feet long and pinched in between a concrete slab and street. Four deputies from the sector responded to the call and drove out to the scene at Cerromar Terrace in Venice to help the stuck gator.

They lifted up the concrete slab to free it and then safely and successfully returned it back to a nearby lake where it had most likely came from. At first, they tried to call a trapper to come take care of the gator but the trapper did not respond so the officers released it back into the lake themselves.

 “Thanks to our sector 4 deputies who lifted the concrete slab to help him break free before he returned safely to the lake he typically calls home,” Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.

Good job to the deputies who responded so quickly. You can take a look at the full post below that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook.

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