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Florida deputies help free gator stuck in storm drain

December 23, 2020 GMT

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A 6-foot (2-meter) alligator that got stuck in a storm drain was freed by some Florida deputies.

A jogger in Venice, Florida first spotted the stuck gator Tuesday morning and reported it to deputies, according to a tweet from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies lifted a concrete slab that helped the gator wiggle free, the sheriff’s office said.

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“Imagine coming across this on your morning jog!” the sheriff’s office said in the tweet.

The gator was later freed after a trapper was called but did not respond, the sheriff’s office said.