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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.


“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.